Karachi: At a ceremony held today, K-Electric and the Aga Khan University jointly inaugurated a 132 KV Aga Khan University Grid Station, worth a total investment of PKR 1 billion.With its completion, the Grid Station will improve reliability and continue to supply uninterrupted power to AKU and the University Hospital, with further benefits extending to consumers as well. “This grid will relieve the overloaded grids of Civic Centre, Baloch Colony and Gulshan-e-Iqbal and will also partially meet the requirement of future load growth in PECHS, Bahadurabad, KDA Scheme 1 and its adjoining areas,” said K-Electric’s spokesperson.
Addressing the audience in his speech, CEO K-Electric Tayyab Tareen said, “AKU and its teaching hospital is quite literally an institution keeping the citizens of Karachi alive, and we at KE recognized the importance of a smooth, dedicated supply of power for its optimal operations.” He also stated that this move was aligned with the company’s philosophy of continuing to become a more consumer-centric company.
The initial agreement to build a grid station to provide a stable supply of electricity to one of Karachi’s busiest hospitals was signed in 2012. Siemens was brought on board to facilitate its construction and the project has been completed after three years of dedicated effort.
This new grid station also highlights KE’s investment to meet the growing energy needs of its network and this would now increase KE’s Grid Stations to 64.