Pakistan focusing 1000 MW wind power by 2018

PakistanPakistan focusing 1000 MW wind power by 2018

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The wind corridor will add 1,000 Megawatts (MWs) electricity to national grid by 2018 as more investors are showing interest in this source of energy generation.

Pakistan’s wind corridor in district of Thatta has potential to generate up to 50,000 MWs electricity which will be sufficient to meet power demands for years, General Manager, Plants Foundation Wind Energy Limited, Col (Retd) Muzaffar Hussain said on Tuesday.

   

In a statement issued here, he said Balochistan’s coastal areas also have huge potential for alternative green energy and emphasized the need to improve infrastructure facilities and also conducting of a survey in this regard.

Col. Muzaffar said 200MW wind power plants have been installed and another 200 were under construction as government has set a target of 1000 MW by 2018.

He said Fauji Foundation was pioneer in renewable energy initiatives. Investors were hesitant to invest but now their confidence is soaring and a number of local and foreign investors are taking keen interest in this sector, he added.

Source: APP

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