2500MW projects are waiting for the grid

Some power projects aimed at 2500 megawatt electricity stand dysfunctional due to lack of grid that is essential to receive the power transmission. This was disclosed by Sindh chief minister Syed Murad Ali Shah to the Sindh Assembly.

Expressing his views on electricity crisis on a private members’ day, he asked the federal government to ensure the grid as per its promise.

Shah said that his PPP-led Sindh government was fully aware of the electricity needs in the province and was keenly working on alternative energy projects to cope with the every growing crisis.

Sindh government has electrified two villages bordering with India with solar power under the model project. Scores of solar power projects are under way,” he told the legislators. He said the alternative energy was worthier for the farming sector.

He expected that the 650 megawatts of wind-generated electricity would soon be released to the national grid, while the government would complete some power project of 350 megawatts shortly.