K-Electric’s Project Ujala Picks Pace; PMTs of Different Areas Being Converted on ABC with Reduced Losses
Karachi, 20th December 2016: K-Electric, under its flagship project Ujala, is continuously investing in improving its transmission & distribution network across the city by converting the cables on loss-incurring PMTs to Aerial Bundled Cables (ABC). The new cables have helped in reducing losses and vastly improving the reliability of power supply in these areas.
Spokesperson KE said that, under Project Ujala, K-Electric recently converted cables on an entire feeder serving Sharifabad in Liaquatabad to Aerial Bundled Cables. The fault ratio (number of tripping and outages) have significant declined due to the ABC installation. Post completion of ABC work, all 13 PMTs served by the feeder are now low loss, i.e. load-shed free. In addition, more than 30 other PMTs and Substations from Ishaqabad and Baatwanagr in Liaquatabad amongst other areas have also been successfully converted to these Aerial Bundled Cables which have resulted in enhancing the power supply in these areas.
K-Electric launched its flagship community development project ‘Ujala’ earlier this year, with an estimated investment of PKR 5 billion to empower the lives of over 1 million people residing in 200 communities across its network. The utility has pledged to help improve the reliability of power of these communities while boosting socioeconomic activities through sustainable development initiatives.
Through Project Ujala K-Electric also engages with different communities via health and educational camps whereas a one-stop window is provided via Mobile IBCs (IBC on Wheels) and Community camps, in which new meters are provided on-the-spot along with billing and complaint resolution.
The utility has so far transformed different communities through the installation of ABC, new transformers and low-cost connections. Many Communities in Lines Area, Liaquatabad, Ghazdarabad, Rehmat Chowk, Altaf Town and Patelpara, which were previously infested with illegal connections and a high fault-ratio, are now load-shed free. To date, The total almost 200,000 people have benefitted from Project Ujala through the conversion of around 1,200 PMTs.
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