Four more Wind Power projects under construction

Lahore: After the successful launch of 50MW Wind Power project at Jhimpir, district Thatta in Sindh province by FFC Energy Limited of Fauji Fertilizer Company, country’s largest fertilizer manufacturer, the Alternative Energy Development Board is constructing four other projects of 50MW or more and dozens are being planned.

According to AEDB, it plans to help produce over 1500MW of wind power in next two years. Thatta corridor presents a good wind resource and theoretically over 48,000MW can be generated there. Pakistan has planned to induct clean green renewable and alternative energy in its energy mix, which is currently heavily dependent on polluting fuel oil, which costs over $12 billion in imports.

Pakistan Post has released a commemorative postage stamp of Rs.15 denomination to celebrate the landmark venture of Wind Power project by Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited (FFC), pioneer of Wind Power Plants in Pakistan.

The 50MW wind energy farm (FFC Energy Ltd.) has recently launched commercial operations. President Asif Ali Zardari had inaugurated the project on December 24 last.

Managing Director of FFC Lt General R Khalid Naeem Lodhi in a release on Thursday said; “We are proud and thankful for this acknowledgement of our efforts by the Pakistan Post. The 50 MW wind power project has been developed with the facilitation of (AEDB) at Jhimpir, Thatta in Sindh.”

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