50MW wind energy project set up in Thatta
STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan can significantly reduce its oil import bill by shifting to renewable energy and meet its rising industrial and domestic energy demands without burning fossil fuels in thermal power plants, the most expensive form of fuel.
“With the ground breaking of countrys first 50MW Wind Power Project, Pakistan has taken first step in wind energy to bridge the current energy shortfall, which is adversely affecting the national economy,” said Chief Executive and MD Fauji Fertiliser Company, Lt Gen (R) Malik Arif Hayat, while addressing the ground breaking ceremony of countrys first 50MW Wind Power Project by FFC Energy Limited here last week.
The project is nearly 60 per cent complete and will start its trial production in coming June which would be provided free of cost till the start of commercial operations in November this year.
Pakistan is currently meeting 70 per cent of its power need by burning fossil fuels, despite the fact that soaring oil prices in the last few years have made it very difficult to economically generate power with current energy mix and consequently sustain economic growth.