Empowering Communities: Battery Storage Revolutionizes Renewable Energy in Pakistan

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A recent study unveils the transformative potential of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) when integrated with solar and wind power, promising a substantial drop in electricity costs to as low as 6-8 cents per unit. Released under the title “Integrating Battery Storage with Renewables: A Techno-economic Analysis,” this study is a collaborative effort between Renewables First and the Policy Research…

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Deal signed under 20-year BOOT model: Burj, PCL to develop and finance first wind power project

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KARACHI: Burj Solar and Power Cement Limited (PCL) have signed an agreement to develop and finance the country’s first distributed generation wind power project of 9.6 megawatts (MW). Under the 20-year Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) model, Burj Solar will install two 4.8 MW wind turbines at PCL’s premises, with Orient Energy serving as the contractor. This project builds on the successful partnership…

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Pakistan Wind Energy Association Raises Alarm Over Continuous Power Curtailment

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The Pakistan Wind Energy Association (PakWEA) has sounded the alarm over persistent power curtailment affecting Wind Power Producers (WPPs), leading to financial strain and project viability concerns. PakWEA has urgently requested attention from federal authorities to address the ongoing curtailment issues that threaten the financial sustainability of WPP projects. In a letter to the Power Minister, PakWEA highlighted that the…

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SIFC Cancels Letters of Interest for CAT-III Wind Projects

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In Islamabad, the Apex Committee (AC) of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) has made significant decisions regarding energy projects and economic initiatives, according to reliable sources. The committee has opted to cancel all Letters of Interest (LoIs) for category-III wind projects, except for the 300-MW project designated for K-Electric (KE), aligning with established policy guidelines. Concerning solar projects, the…

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Wind power giants find little shelter from sector troubles

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FRANKFURT/COPENHAGEN, Feb 7 (Reuters) – The world’s three biggest wind power groups – Siemens Energy (ENR1n.DE), opens new tab, Orsted and Vestas (VWS.CO), opens new tab – on Wednesday gave a sober view of the year ahead for an industry buffeted by project delays, equipment problems and inflation. Siemens Energy, the world’s largest maker of offshore wind turbines, expects a 2024 loss before…

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Hopewind, an all-round player in the global renewable energy stage

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Encompassing wind power, solar energy and energy storage systems, power conversion equipment including wind power converters, photovoltaic inverters, and energy storage converters share the common basic technology. The long-term reliability and stability of these components are of utmost importance for the sound operation of power plants, and are also where Hopewind’s strengths lie.  A leader in the wind power industry…

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No payment of Rs20bn to 14 WPPs unwilling to amend PPAs

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ISLAMABAD: The incumbent caretaker government has discontinued ongoing negotiations with 14 Wind Power Plants (WPPs) as they are unwilling to amend their power purchasing agreements (PPAs), negating agreements they inked with the government of the day. “The government will not pay Rs20.728 billion which was earlier earmarked for 14 WPPs but they didn’t show respect to the agreements they initialed…

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Army Chief’s direction intervention sought for removal of bureaucratic hurdles in way of new wind, solar projects involving $600M foreign investment

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The prospective foreign investors keen for the past couple of years to build new wind and solar power projects in the country have sought direct intervention from the Chief of Army Staff for immediate removal of bureaucratic hurdles in the way of phenomenally increasing the clean energy generation capacity of Pakistan.The Pakistan Foreign Renewable Energy Investors Forum (PFREF) has urged…

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Renewables hit 55% of German electricity mix

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Onshore and offshore wind sources accounted for 31.1% of power generated The share of electricity generated from renewable energies in the German grid load was 55% in 2023, according to the electricity market data platform of the Federal Network Agency. Wind turbines made the biggest contribution to this – especially on land. Onshore and offshore installations together accounted for a share…

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Footprints: Balochistan’s sustainable ‘university’

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THE weather takes a pleasant turn as one journeys out of urban Quetta. The road to Hanna Urak presents one with a calm oasis, even amidst burgeoning housing developments. Along this main road, perched on one side, we come across the University of Community Development, a unique, climate-conscious institution. Set in the scenic embrace of the Hanna Urak valley’s mountainous…

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