400MW Solar and Wind plants planned for Karachi Industries

The Sindh government with the collaboration of Industrialists of Karachi has decided to set up a wind and solar power project, which on completion will be able to generate 400 MW of electricity. This project will be specifically designed to provide electricity to the industries located 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.

As per the details available of this unique power project, the Sindh government would provide land at Jhimpir where the proposed power plant would be set up. The power plant would initially produce 50MW of electricity in the first phase and later on at completion its full capacity would be to produce a total of 400MW of clean and green energy.

To ensure that the produced electricity is transmitted properly to the industries the Sindh Transmission and Dispatch Company (STDC) will also install a grid in addition to erecting transmission lines to supply uninterrupted power from this power plant. It is expected that work on the project will start soon after the signing of MoU between all the parties. Sources claim that all the legal matters pertaining to this solar and wind power project have been agreed upon by all parties and only the signing of MoU is left.