KE achieves Black Start facility at Korangi Power Complex
- Nov 18, 2021 3:27 pm GMT
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The technology allows power plants to go from shutdown mode to generating power without any assistance from the external power grid, making the utility self-sufficient in restoring power in the case of black outs. This is akin to having a standby generator to jumpstart the main generation complex, which will then energize KE's fleet and network. The Black Start facility has been incorporated by only a handful of power producers in
KE's Generation Team successfully tested the power plant on 28th and 29th October under varying operational scenarios and fuel selection. Once Black Start was achieved, KE was able to successfully transmit the power to energize 220KV transmission lines. This indicates technical preparedness to export power to a network facing black out.
Commenting on the landmark achievement,
Alongside the Black Start project, KE has been investing heavily in its generation, transmission, and distribution infrastructure. With sustained investments, the power utility company is achieving greater efficiency in its operations and has reduced its transmission and distribution losses by 16.7% since privatization i.e. from 34.2% to 17.5% as of
At the same time, the company is also growing its focus towards supporting consumer needs. KE has been making efforts to embed its technology and digitization which has been fast-tracked since COVID-19 allowing consumers to stay connected remotely via a WhatsApp Self Service portal number 03480000118 which can be used to lodge technical and billing complaints, download and pay duplicate bills, and more through a real-time automated method.
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