K-Electric blames SSGC for power outages

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K-Electric has said that continuous disruption in the power supply is out of its hands as the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) was not providing the agreed quantity of gas. The statement was issued amid prolonged power outages affecting industrial, commercial and residential consumers equally. The K-Electric, however, added that the port city, which is solely dependent on the utility…

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Pakistan Making Shift to Clean Power Production and Lower Energy Costs with World Bank Support

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WASHINGTON, September 24, 2020 – Today, the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved $450 million in financing to support Pakistan’s transition to renewable energy resources that reduce its reliance on fossil fuel imports and lower costs of electricity production. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hydropower and Renewable Energy Development Project will help shift the national energy mix to domestic clean resources…

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Govt estimates IPP talks could save Rs856bn over next decade

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ISLAMABAD: The government is claiming to have saved about Rs856 billion over a period of 10 years on account of renegotiation with independent power producers (IPPs) and change in terms of contracts and closure of public sector power projects. This was the crux of a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) presided over by Minister for Planning and…

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Consortium to invest hugely in two mega projects, PM told

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan was informed on Thursday that some leading businessmen of the country have formed a consortium to make a huge investment in two mega development projects — Urban Development and Bundle Island Project (UDBSP) in Karachi and Ravi River Front Urban Development Project (RRFUDP). In a separate meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) on Housing,…

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Body formed to formalise new pacts with IPPs

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ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday set up an implementation committee to convert legally non-binding understandings with 47 independent power producers into legal agreements to secure an estimated amount of Rs836 billion in savings over the next 28 years. After a formal revision in power purchase agreements, the federal government would save an average of Rs30 billion a year during this…

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Myanmar’s 1 GW solar tender concludes with lowest bid of $0.0348/kWh

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The country’s Ministry of Electricity and Energy allocated all tendered solar capacity in its first procurement exercise for large-scale PV. Final prices ranged from $0.0348 to $0.051 per kWh. China Machinery Engineering and Sungrow were the main winners, securing eight and nine projects, respectively. Myanmar’s Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) has concluded a 1 GW PV tender it launched in May…

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