K-Electric is the only vertically integrated power utility in Pakistan. It produces electricity from its own generation units with installed capacity of 1875 MW and in addition, has arrangements with external power producers for around 1,818 MW which includes 1250 MW from the National Grid wherein 150 MW is being received from Wind Power Generation.

Generation Capacity Enhancement

Through investments of over USD 1 Billion in Generation business, KE has enhanced its generation capacity by more than 1,000 MW since 2009 by installation of new plants mentioned below:

573 MW Combined Cycle


3 x GE Frame 9E Gas Turbines & 1 Harbin Steam Turbine

248 MW Combined Cyle


4 x GE LM 6000 Gas Turbines & 2 x GE Steam Turbines

215 MW Combined Cycle


32 x GE JENBACHER Gas Engines & 1 x NG Allen Steam Turbine each

(KE Own fleet capacities are based on ISO conditions)

Additionally, 52MW and 101 MW added to Fleet through commissioning of FPCL Coal Plant and Sindh Nooriabad Power Company Gas Plant IPP respectively. Moreover, 50 MW each of solar power generation was added through Oursun Solar and Gharo Solar, towards the end of 2018 and 2019 respectively.

(KE Own fleet capacities are based on ISO conditions)

Improvement in Fleet Efficiency: 25%

fleet-efficiency(Gross HHV)
  • Average fleet efficiency improved from 30.4% to 37.9% (FY-09 vs. FY-21)
  • 55% capacity is less than around 13 years old
  • All Gas Engines/Gas Turbine Plants in KE are now in Combined Cycle Operation

Future Projects

To meet the growing industrial, commercial, and residential demand in the metropolitan city of Karachi, K-Electric continues to expand its generation portfolio both through own generation and IPPs.

900 MW BQPS III Power Project

KE is constructing a state of the art 900 MW brown field project for an RLNG-based power plant at Bin Qasim site, along with associated grid expansion projects. This will supplement the power needs of Karachi and add value to the economy through availability of reliable and sustainable power for business and industry. The combined cycle project consists of 2 Siemens Gas Turbines (SGT5-4000F) and Steam Turbines having a rated HHV Net efficiency of 53.85% each. The project also includes upgradation of associated transmission infrastructure. Project is in advance stage of construction and the first unit of 450 MW is expected to be commissioned as combined cycle in the 2nd quarter of FY 2022. Allocation of 150 MMCFD of RLNG supply has already been endorsed by the Cabinet Committee of Energy and accordingly the Gas Sale Agreement (GSA) between PLL and KE has been initiated and submitted to OGRA. On the other hand, construction of the gas infrastructure including 2km pipeline and measuring station has been completed to transport RLNG to BQPS III.

2050 MW Power from National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC)

KE is pursuing additional 1400 MW supply from national grid by constructing two new interconnections i.e., 500kV KKI and 220kV Dhabeji grids. The contractual modalities with NTDC and CPPA are under finalization stage for this additional supply. Furthermore, supply of 450 MW has already started in CY 2021 under the phased approach, whereas the complete 1400 MW shall be made available to KE by CY 2023.

150 MW Vindar Uthal Bela (VUB) Solar Power Project

KE is engaged in seeking potential partners and sponsors to promote technological development, construction, operation and maintenance of solar and wind power plants within its franchise area under IPP regime. In this regard, the Company has initiated development of 50 MW projects, each in Tehsil Vindar, Uthal and Bela of Baluchistan region through the Competitive Bidding Process under the NEPRA regulations. Currently, the project is at advanced stage of approval, following which, the construction phase is expected to be initiated and completed by CY 2023.

200 MW Renewable Energy Power Project

KE is planning to develop a 200 MW renewable energy project, which will enhance KE’s renewable portfolio. Currently the project is under planning phase, and development work for the project shall follow soon. It is expected that 200 MW renewable energy project will be available by CY 2024.

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