Going green need of the hour, says PM as Pakistan plans to set up 360 MW wind power projects

The electricity generated from these projects would be less than five cents per unit. PM says Pakistan is now on the right path and government now wants to improve the economy of Pakistan. With the aim to battle global warming, Pakistan would set up 360 Megawatts wind power projects at the cost of $450 million, as the country plans to generate cheap electricity using renewable sources. “Pakistan has a lot of potential to produce electricity using wind plants,” said Prime Minister Imran Khan at the signing ceremony of the ‘Super-6′,…

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Govt decides to shut retiring power plants, NA body told

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Petroleum Nadeem Babar said on Wednesday that the circular debt of power sector will be ended in December 2020, whereas, the government has decided to shut old power plants came to its retirement period. Nadeem Babar made the statement while briefing the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Privatisation during a session held under the chair of Syed Mustafa Mahmud. Babar apprised NA body that the transmission of 19,000 megawatts electricity was made in July 2018 while more than 4,000 MW power transmitted in…

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Rs52bn contract for Dasu power project signed

ISLAMABAD: The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has signed a Rs52.5 billion contract with a joint venture of General Electric Hydro China and Power China Zhongnan Engineering Corporation for electro-mechanical works of the Dasu hydropower project (stage-I). Dasu hydropower project’s general manager and project director Anwar ul Haque and GEHC deputy general manager Aijun Xu — the authorised representative of the joint venture — signed the contract on behalf of their respective sides at a ceremony here on Monday. French Ambassador Marc Barety, World Bank’s country director Illango Patchamuthu,…

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Oil and gas reserves of Pakistan going to India due to lack of exploration

ISLAMABAD: The Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy (HELP), a vital document about way forward to self-sufficiency in oil and gas sector authored by an eminent energy expert Engineer Arshad H Abbasi associated with SDPI has pinpointed that Pakistan authorities have so far ignored the area bordering with India, Rajasthan for exploration and production (E&P) activities for oil and gas deposits knowing the fact that India in its side of border is currently producing 1,75000 barrels per day (BPD). It also raises the red flag asking as to why Pakistan companies are…

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4th International Wind Energy Summit-2019

Sindh views CCI as the best constitutional forum to resolve thorny issues of alternative energy sector Karachi The Sindh Government is of the view that the Council of Common Interests (CCI) is the right constitutional forum where the contentious issues between the provinces and the federation, which hampered the growth of renewable energy sector, should be referred for their amicable resolution for the sake of greater clean power generation in the country. Sindh Law and Environment Adviser Barrister Murtaza Wahab, who also acts as the spokesman for Sindh government, gave…

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10th Annual PowerGen Conference 2018

10th Power Generation Conference Pakistan’s renewable energy production reaches the record level of 1568 MWs (PR) Pakistan’s renewable energy production for the first time have been increased to record level of 1568 MWs excluding hydroelectricity as identification of five more wind corridors in Balochistan could add several more thousand megawatts of clean energy to the national grid. Chief Executive Officer of Alternative Energy Development Board Amjad Ali Awan while chairing the concluding session of 10th Power Generation Conference. The Energy Update in collaboration with Private Power Infrastructure Board and Alternative…

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2nd International Wind Energy Summit 2017

2nd International Wind Energy Summit If Denmark could achieve more than half of its power generation through renewable means, Pakistan could also easily do: Danish envoy Karachi, November 22: If Denmark could achieve up to 56 per cent of its power generation through renewable resources and by the year 2035, 100 per cent of its power production through clean sources of energy; the same is easily be achievable by Pakistan given that it adopts a strong political will and consistency in policies for the energy sector. The Danish Ambassador to…

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