Friday, August 31, 2007

Wind Energy in Pakistan

Pakistan’s First Wind Energy Project Launched in Sindh
via www.dailytimes.com.pk
New Park Energy Ltd (NPEL) in Thatta district of Sindh has launched the first wind energy project. It will produce 45 megawatt as a first step towards becoming the 100-megawatt pilot project to be completed by the end of 2007. The wind generated electricity would be provided to the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) to meet the needs of residential and industrial areas of the city, he said, adding that the total 400-megawatt project installation was expected to be completed by 2007.


Pakistan Makes Goal of 650 MW Wind Energy by 2007
Karachi, Pakistan [Daily Times] Air Marshal Shahid Hamid (retd), Chairman of the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB), said here on Saturday 13 leading investors had been given letters of commitment to install wind power turbines and as a result 650 megawatts of wind power would be injected into the national grid by the end of 2007. At a meeting with Acting President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) Sheikh Muhammad Aslam and members of the FPCCI here in the Federation House, he said that the mid-term development plan of the AEDB included development of wind and solar energy to meet at least 5% of the total installed capacity, that is, 9,700 MW by 2030.
Pakistan: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Economic Affairs Division of the government of Pakistan have agreed on a feasibility study for a large-scale wind power project. The project, with a total funding of $471,000, will select sites and measure the wind energy potential on the shoreline in the southwestern province of Balochistan and make preparations for a large-scale wind power plant. Technical, economic, and regulatory issues are to be addressed in the assessment of feasibility.

Pakistan:

http://www.awea.org/faq/global2000.html
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Economic Affairs Division of the government of Pakistan have agreed on a feasibility study for a large-scale wind power project. The project, with a total funding of $471,000, will select sites and measure the wind energy potential on the shoreline in the southwestern province of Balochistan and make preparations for a large-scale wind power plant. Technical, economic, and regulatory issues are to be addressed in the assessment of feasibility.

Alternate Energy Pakistan:
US $875m Windpower Project to Provide 30% of Karachi's Needs
A new US$875 million wind power project will provide 30 percent of Karachi's power needs, a state government official has said. Speaking at the inauguration of the Gharo project, adviser to Sindh Chief Minister for Environment and Alternate Energy, Noman Saigol, said it was the first alternate energy project for Sindh.Sixteen companies from the US, Japan and China are taking part in the project, which will be built on 19,700 acres of government-provided land.The windpower project, expected to employ 30-40,000 locals, will have a 50MW capacity, rising to as much as 900MW by 2010, he said.


84 companies invest $ 8.5 bln in wind energy

http://www.app.com.pk/en/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11656&Itemid=2

ISLAMABAD, Jun 27 (APP): A sum of $ 8.5 billion has been invested by 84 companies for producing 4200 MW power through wind in the country within a period of next two years, Secretary Alternate Energy Development Board (AEDB) Brig Naseem Khan said. Talking to CNBC channel he said Letter of Intent (LOI) has already been issued to all the companies. The issuing of LOI to two more companies is also in process.
Country has the potential to produce 246,000 MW power through wind he said and added that 8 to 10 companies have also shown interest for producing wind energy.
A company Newpak has initiated the construction of wind turbines in collaboration with Germany in Nooriabad.
First year they will produce 66 turbines of 100MW.Second year they start production of 200MW capacity wind turbines, he added.
Evaluation is also being done to explore potential for producing power from solar energy as according to experts country has the potential to produce more than one million MW power through it.
The areas of Sindh has the potential of producing immense power through wind. In NWFP areas from Peshawar to Abbottabad have great potential.
Pakistan meteorological department has started to fix gadgets for ascertaining the velocity of wind from Peshawar to Abbotabad.

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