GE turbines start turning at Jhimpir wind power.

The 50-MW Jhimpir wind power project has started commercial operations in a landmark achievement as Pakistan gradually moves to ramp up renewable energy generation in keeping with the world trend and to bridge the domestic shortfall. This is the first project of Burj Capital, a Dubai-based investment company, in its 500MW renewable asset platform in […]

GE to provide wind turbines to Pakistan’s largest wind farm.

GE to provide wind turbines to Pakistan’s largest wind farm.

GE Renewable Energy has announced the signing of an agreement with Tricon Boston Consulting Private Limited (TBCPL), a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) set up by Sapphire Textile Mills Limited, for the provision and installation of the largest 150 MW wind project in Jhimpir, Pakistan. GE will provide 87 GE 1.7-103 wind turbines to the engineering, […]

Pakistan’s WAPDA to add 2,485MW hydropower by next year.

Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) on Friday said it will add around 2,485 megawatts by the next year after the completion of three hydropower projects in order to ease the power crisis. The projects are expected to complete between this yearend and the mid of 2018. The projects include 969MW-Neelum Jhelum hydropower plants, 1,410MW-Tarbela […]

Construction of Dasu hydropower project in the doldrums.

Construction of Dasu hydropower project in the doldrums.

The timely construction of $2.5 billion first phase of the Dasu hydropower project is in the doldrums owing to petty disputes among stakeholders which may lead to cancellation of international funding. A senior official at the Economic Affairs Division told Dawn that they feared cancellation of $1.1 billion loan agreement by the World Bank on […]

Sarhad Rural Support Programme in Pakistan completes hydropower house.

Sarhad Rural Support Programme in Pakistan completes hydropower house.

A micro hydropower house of 150 KV was completed by Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) at Shahidas Shandor in upper Chitral. The Sarhad Rural Support Programme is the largest Non Government Organization working to alleviate poverty in North West Pakistan. General Officer Commanding (GOC) Pakistan Army Malakand 17 Division Major General Asif Ghaffor was chief guest […]

Daus hydropower project top priority for Pakistan.

Daus hydropower project top priority for Pakistan.

Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar on Thursday highlighted that early implementation of the Dasu Hydropower Project – Stage I was a national priority to make affordable power available to the nation. The Minister was chairing a meeting to review the implementation status of the Dasu Hydro Power Project. Country Director World Bank Patchamuthu Illangovan was […]

Pakistan violating treaty provisions by approaching ICA over hydropower project dispute: MEA.

Pakistan violating treaty provisions by approaching ICA over hydropower project dispute: MEA.

After Pakistan said it move the International Court of Arbitration (ICA) to restrain India from building two major hydropower projects on Jhelum and Chenab, India responded saying Pakistan was violating Indus Waters Treaty provisions by going to a third party and should refrain from doing so. The two rivers were assigned to Islamabad under the […]

Rs 42 billion for Dasu hydropower project in Pakistan.

Rs 42 billion for Dasu hydropower project in Pakistan.

The federal government has allocated Rs 42 billion under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the year 2016-17 for Dasu hydropower project, being constructed to generate 4,500 MW of electricity. The dam to be completed in two stages, would add 2160 MW electricity to the national grid in first stage. According to official sources in the […]

Ex-MNA wants anomalies in Shishi HPP in Pakistan probed.

Ex-MNA wants anomalies in Shishi HPP in Pakistan probed.

A former Member of the Pakistani National Assembly and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Maulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali has asked the provincial government to initiate an inquiry into the alleged embezzlement in the funds for repair and maintenance of Shishi hydro power project. Speaking at a press conference here on Wednesday, the JI leader said though the […]

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