ISLAMABAD: While claiming to inject a total of 9 billion kWh of electricity to the national grid every year, China Power Hub Generation Company (CPHGC) – a joint venture between the Hub Power Company Ltd. (HUBCO) and China Power International Holding – declared on Sunday the Commercial Operations Date (COD) of its 1,320MW imported coal power plant and integrated jetty with coal transhipment capacity of 4.2 MTPA.
The plant will add 9 billion kWh of electricity to the national grid every year, meeting electricity needs of 4 million households in the country. The project’s two units achieved synchronization with the national grid on December 28, 2018 and May 28, 2019, respectively, while the integrated coal jetty became operational in December 2018 with arrival of the first shipment of coal.
Developed in record time, as per schedule and within projected costs, the CPHGC project is a part of the early harvest energy projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework, making it a project of national and strategic significance.
“The successful completion of CPHGC project has fortified the dream of energy independence of Pakistan. Since the synchronization earlier in May, we conducted extensive testing of the systems to make sure we deliver quality while keeping HSE as our top-priority. I am glad that this Pak-China synergy has resulted in engineering excellence and has fulfilled our promise of providing Pakistan with affordable and ample energy,” said HUBCO CEO Khalid Mansoor.