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Govt turns to renewable energy as load shedding grows

ISLAMABAD, June 6 (APP): The federal government has undertaken different wind and solar energy to overcome load shedding. According to official sources, 24 wind power projects having a cumulative capacity of 1397.6 megawatts are at different stages of development and operation.

Eight projects with a cumulative capacity of 445 MW have achieved financial close and are under construction and expected to be completed within 2018. These are Hydro China Dawood Power Pvt Ltd (49.5 MW), Sachal Energy Development Pvt Ltd (49.5 MW), United Enargy Pakistan Pvt Ltd (99 MW), Jhampir Wind Power Limited (49.6 MW), Hawa Energy Pvt Ltd (50 MW), Hartford Alternative Energy Pvt Ltd (49.3 MW), Three Gorges Second Wind Farm Pvt Ltd (49.5 MW) and Three Gorges Third Wind Farm Pvt Ltd (49.5 MW).

Further, four wind power projects with a cumulative capacity  of 197.1 MW have been issued Letters of Support and are expected to  achieve financial closing during 2017.  Till now, twelve wind power projects of 590.5 MW  cumulative capacity have achieved commercial operation and are  supplying electricity to national grid.

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