Islamia university to have 2MW solar power plant

STAFF REPORT BWP: The Punjab government has approved installation of a solar power plant at the Islamia Universitys Baghdadul Jadid Campus.

It was learnt that the 2.5-megawatt project will cost an estimated Rs465 million and is expected to be completed within nine months.

According to details, in order to oversee implementation of the project, the government has formed a steering committee.

A notification issued of the Punjab energy secretary, Islamia University (IUB) VV=C Prof Dr Mukhtar would be the committee chairman, while its members would include the energy secretary, Lahore energy department chief engineer (power), representative of the Punjab planning and development chairman, projects director of the chief engineer (power), Lahore, and IUB planning and development director.

Experts said that the installation of such a big power plant would not only help meet the requirements of the varsity, but also be able to fulfil the growing demand of electricity of Bahawalpur city.

In the wake of the persistent energy crisis in the country, the government is extensively exploring the alternative energy resources and encouraging initiatives from the private sector as well.

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