Karachi: The Prime Minister will inaugurate the K-2 nuclear plant today

May 21, 2021:  Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant K-2 today.

Baaghi TV: According to the details, 6 nuclear power plants are operating under the management of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. Power generation from nuclear sources in Pakistan is about 1400 MW. The K-2 Nuclear Power Plant is a state-of-the-art Generation III nuclear power plant equipped with state-of-the-art safety and security arrangements.

According to PM aide Shehbaz Gill, electricity produced will immediately be transferred to the national grid. He further added that Generation III was the latest technology for nuclear generation in the world at present. Gill also noted that the plant would be inaugurated as Pakistan and China celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations and 30 years of nuclear energy generation collaboration.

Back in March, the News reported that the K-2 plant would connect to the national grid for reliable and cost-effective energy. K-2, which will substantially increase the share of nuclear in the energy mix and will double nuclear energy output, is also the first Nuclear Power Plant in Pakistan with 1100MW production capacity.

At the end of last year, in December, nuclear fuel started to get loaded in the plant after clearance was given by the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority, who also conducted safety tests before connecting the plant to the national grid. In addition to K-2, the subsequent plant named K-3 is also nearing its completion stages and is likely to begin operations at the end of 2021.

At present, there are 6 Nuclear Power Plants operating in the country with 2 located in Karachi and 4 based in Chashma, and an overall generation potential of 1400MWs.

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