ISLAMABAD: At least 282 megawatts (MW) of clean and green energy will be added to the national grid system through solar, wind and biomass by 2024.
Share details Among the projects, official sources said, of the total 282 MW, 150 MW will be added to the system through energy solar, 100 MW from wind and the remaining 32 MW will be biomass sources.
They said 150 MW through three solar projects, including Meridian Energy (Pvt) Ltd 50 MW, HND Energy (Pvt) Ltd and Helios Power (Pvt) Ltd, are expected to start delivering electricity next month. Similarly, wind projects by independent power producers (IPPs) of 50 MW each – Western Energy (Pvt) Ltd and Transatlantic Energy (Pvt) Ltd are also at different stages of development .
They said the 32 MW biomass-based Shah Taj Sugar Mills Ltd will start production in January 2024. They said all these projects are supported by the Private Power Infrastructure Board (PPIB).
It was earlier announced that Pakistan’s first green hydrogen plant will be set up at Thatta in cooperation with China.
In this regard, the Sindh government has issued a letter of intent to establish the project while 7,000 acres of land has also been allocated near the Gharo Jhimpir wind corridor in Thattha.