1320 MW energy from Thar Coal connected to the national grid

The cheap energy being produced from the indigenous coal can help save the foreign exchange as well. Up till now 1320-MW of coal-fired energy has been added to the national grid this month and another 660-MW would be added next year. Sino-Sindh Resources (SSR) started coal excavation work in Block-I in January 2022 it has completed 99 percent work to excavate 7.8-mtpa coal by December 31, 2022.

The Power Engineering Company has installed two 660-MW coal-fired power plants for $2 billion. Both the power plants successfully synchronized with the national grid on December 2 and December 11, 2022, respectively.

Thar Energy has already synchronized its 330 MW coal-fired power plant with the national Grid in October 2022 and another 330-MW plant would start commercial operation by 2023. Shanghai Electric is the sponsor of 2*660 MWs ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plants in Block-I of the Thar dessert in Sindh province. The project also includes an integrated coal mine of 7.8 million tons per annum capacity.