First wind power project: Pakistan Post to issue stamp

Thatta corridor presents a good wind resource and theoretically over 48,000MW can be generated there.


Our Correspondent December 31, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Post has announced that it is releasing a commemorative postage stamp of Rs15 denomination to mark the start of commercial operations of the first wind power project in Pakistan. According to a press release, the 50-megwatt wind power project, inaugurated on December 24, has been developed by FFC Energy Limited with the support of Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) at Jhimpir, Thatta district, Sindh. According to AEDB, four other projects of 50MW or more are under construction and dozens are being planned. It plans to help produce over 1,500MW of wind power in the next two years. Thatta corridor presents a good wind resource and theoretically over 48,000MW can be generated there. Pakistan has planned to induct clean green renewable and alternative energy in its energy mix, which is currently heavily dependent on polluting fuel oil which costs over $12 billion in imports.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 1st, 2013.                 

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