Pakistan’s seventh nuclear power plant, Also Known as K-3, is expected to achieve Commercial Operation Date (COD) by March 2022.
As per the sources, after the commissioning of K-3 and decommissioning of K-1, the total installed capacity of six nuclear power plants would reach 3,620MW.
The power plant being set up at Karachi is in the final stages of commissioning. The plant is likely to begin commercial operation by next month after the completion of operational and safety tests.
With the induction of K-2 and K-3 into the national grid, the share of nuclear power in the energy mix would exceed 10 per cent.
Upon receiving a formal fuel load permit from the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA), the authorities concerned had completed loading fuel to the nuclear power plant earlier.