Balochistan planning power projects under Roshan Balochistan Program

Balochistan government has been planning to launch small scale power projects under Roshan Balochistan programme. This as per plan will be handed over to Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO). Under this project, power supply projects would be formulated at a specific location in off-grid areas. This will also benefit the people of the far-flung area. In the renewable energy projects of 2021-22, solar energy system will provide power to 10,000 homes of poor people. Moreover, the installation of 500 MW wind plants has also been planned under the initiative of China Pakistan Economic Corridor. Balochistan government has also planned to install solar energy system in various government departments including health, education, and agriculture among others in the next financial year 2021-22. The main purpose of solar energy system in primary healthcare centers in areas is to connect it with the national grid. In the early phase, the Balochistan government was working to provide solar system to Mosques and public places of the province. But now, government has extended it to other sectors. The energy generated from the small scale power projects could be used for street lights and water supply tube wells.