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.