50MW wind power project achieves commercial operations

Metro Power Company Limited (“Project”) a 50MW wind power generation plant, located in Jhimpir, Thatta, Sindh has achieved its Commercial Operations Date on September 16, 2016. Since then the project is dispatching electricity to Central Power Purchaser Agency (CPPA) as an Independent Power Producer.

Wind power is an indigenous resource in the province of Sindh, electricity generated through this technology reduces the impact of variable transportation cost and imported fuel costs such as LNG & HFO on electricity tariffs for longer periods.

Project aims at providing a sustainable tariff at a fixed price for a 20+ years. It is noteworthy, that the private sector has come forth to tackle the challenges currently being faced in the energy sector due to electricity shortage throughout the country.

Danish Iqbal, CEO also thanked the AEDB, Government of Sindh and Central Power Purchasing Authority in providing full support to allow project to reach this major milestone.

The project has been sponsored by leading Pakistani business family Iqbal Ali Mohamed & Family, Infraco Asia Development Pte Ltd out of Singapore and International Finance Corporation (IFC). The Project has installed state of the art twenty 2.5 MWs Wind turbine made in Germany and European made Balance of Plant.