CPEC minimized power shortage in Pakistan: Energy ministry
ISLAMABAD, May 6 (Gwadar Pro) - China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) energy projects have started minimizing the power shortage, Pakistani Ministry of Energy said on Thursday afternoon.
Releasing details, the ministry mentioned that as much as 11,650 MW electricity was added to the national grid system from 2013 to 2018.
About 3,000 MW clean energy had been added to the system during the said period, it added.
Out of total 3,000 MW, 1,350 MW hydel and 1,400 MW wind and solar energy was included in the system, the ministry informed.
For the first time, work on local Thar Coal based projects was started in the country during the said period. Thar Coal power generation projects were started under CPEC, the ministry elaborated.
It highlighted that 660 MW Thar Coal power project has already supplied cheap electricity. Work on 884 MW Sukki Kinari hydel project was started in 2018 which would start generation by 2024.
Similarly, 720 MW Karrot was launched in 2017 and it would start supply power to the national grid this July, the ministry underlined.