PEDO to work on solar energy projects worth Rs4.34bn

Nine solar power stations to be established in the country

Dr Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan CEO Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB)has said that solar energy is the cleanest form of energy in the world and its contribution in the energy mix needs to be increased.
While speaking at a Virtual Conference on Solarization of Pakistan, he revealed that AEDB had been conducting solar resource mapping of Pakistan with the support of World Bank as for the purpose nine solar stations had been established in different areas. He said that AEDB had also been promoting net-metering system to allow individual consumers to utilize wind and solar energy.
During the conference it was emphasised that solar power projects should also be introduced for the faraway off-grid areas of the country where the transmission infrastructure is not currently available.