The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) envisages completion of 39 power generating projects that will add 18,861 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the national grid station by 2019.
PPIB Managing Director N A Zuberi informed the Senate Standing Committee on Water and Power that these projects include 16 hydel, two coal, six gas, six cogeneration and nine thermal projects.
He informed that 13,103MW will be generated by hydel, 2,505MW by coal, 1,202MW by gas, 525MW by cogeneration and 1,526MW by thermal. He added that China Three Gorges International will construct Karot and Kohala hydropower projects. Which will cost $1.6 billion and $2.2 billion respectively.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2012.