400 MW Renewable energy plant to be established at Karachi

A solar project, which on completion will be able to generate 400 MW of electricity, is on the cards. This project will be specifically designed to provide electricity to the industries in Karachi.

Sindh Minister for Energy Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh has revealed that his department, Engro Energy Limited and a group of Karachi-based industrialists would soon ink a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a 400-megawatt solar-wind electricity generation power house to provide low-cost and uninterrupted power to the industrial units in Sindh.

Sindh government would provide land at Jhimpir for the proposed power plant that would initially produce 50MW electricity in the first phase, and later its capacity will be increased to 400MW. Sindh Transmission and Dispatch Company (STDC) will install a grid and transmission line to supply uninterrupted power to Karachi’s industries from this power plant. It is expected that work on the project will start soon after the signing of MoU between all the parties.