Energy: (Govt working on renewable power projects in collaboration with private sector)


ISLAMABAD: The government is taking necessary measures for development of renewable energy and various projects are being implemented in collaboration with the private sector.

According to a report, an investment of more than one billion dollars has been made in wind energy sector during the last two years. A total of thirty wind power projects with 1760 MW capacity are being pursued by Alternative Energy Development Board.

Three wind power projects of 149.5 MW electricity have already achieved commercial operation and are supplying electricity to national grid.

In the solar energy sector, thirty-one projects with 999.6 MW capacity have been initiated. About 1500 to 2000 MW of biomass power is expected to be generated in the next three years.