KP to energise 100 villages with solar power

After successfully energising 100 villages in the Chitral district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to electrify the villages of southern KP with solar energy. Under this project more than 2900 units of solar energy will be installed in central and southern districts of KP. The scheme will cost as estimated Rs.241 million and will be completed during the current financial year.

The provincial government has already electrified 100 villages in Chitral through solar energy. Under the scheme, 2750 units of solar energy were installed in Chitral district with the cost of Rs 325 million due to flood damages of Rehsun Hydel Power Project (HPP) in 2015.

Meanwhile, the solarisation of Planning & Development (P&D) of Civil Secretariat was completed as a pilot project while solarization of the remaining departments of the secretariat has been started with estimated cost of Rs.190 million. The Chief Minister’s Secretariat will be solarised with estimated cost of Rs.109 million. Furthermore, the provincial government has also planned the solarisation of 4000 mosques in the province with the estimated cost of Rs.2.414 billion while 300 mosques in newly merged districts (NMD) of the erstwhile FATA will be solarised with the estimated cost of Rs.166 million.