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  • Call for use of Thar coal in power projects

    KARACHI: Use of imported coal in a proposed 660-megawatt power generation project raised concern at a public hearing on Monday, as the government was asked to immediately devise a short-term policy to ensure use of indigenous coal resources for electricity production...

    Participants in the meeting were earlier informed that coal for the power project of Lucky Electric Power Company (LEPC), part of Lucky Cement Limited, would be...

  • CM reviews progress on Sahiwal coal power projects

    LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the two coal power projects are being set up in Sahiwal to generate 1,320MW electricity from them...

    Presiding over a meeting to review the progress of Sahiwal coal power projects here on Saturday, the chief minister said the promotion of industrial, trade and economic activities was essential for early elimination of energy crisis in the country...

  • PM calls for early completion of power projects

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reviewed on Wednesday the power situation in the country...

    The water and power secretary gave a detailed briefing on the demand and supply situation in the power sector at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy presided over by Mr Abbasi at PM Office...

  • Nine more power projects allowed

    ISLAMABAD: The Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) on Thursday allowed nine new solar/wind power projects to overcome the energy shortfall...

    The 33rd AEDB meeting, chaired by Water and Power Minister Khawaja Asif, said that the new projects worth $1 billion would be made operational by September 2016, thus the wind power projects’ supply to national grid would reach 937MW...

  • ‘Several power projects being launched in KP’

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said the provincial government is developing viable alternative energy resources, and launching community driven micro hydel projects and energy conservation programmes to overcome loadshedding and usher economic development in the province...

    In a statement issued here on Saturday, the CM said several hydel power projects were in progress...

  • Power consumers to pay security cost of CPEC projects

    ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Thursday allowed power producers to charge consumers through tariff one per cent cost of 19 power projects worth $15...

    56 billion under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) for 20-30 years on account of security cost...

  • KP govt blocking centre’s power projects, claims minister

    PESHAWAR: State minister for water and power Abid Sher Ali on Thursday claimed that the federal government was committed to the early execution of power projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but the provincial government was creating hurdles to the efforts meant to end electricity crisis in the province...

    “The PTI government is not cooperating with the federal government for executing power projects,” he told a news conference at Wapda...

  • China reaffirms early harvest power projects under CPEC

    BEIJING: China confirmed that most of the early harvest energy projects being built under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework would be completed before 2019 and help ease the electricity shortage in Pakistan...

    Hua Chunying, the spokesperson of the Chinese foreign ministry, said this while replying to questions regarding the inauguration of the first unit of the Sahiwal Coal Power Plant, during a press briefing on...

  • Five power projects get Rs120bn govt guarantees

    ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday approved issuing Rs120 billion worth of sovereign guarantees to local and international banks to meet financing requirements of five ‘signature power projects’ of almost 4,000MW capacity...

    65bn government guarantee to controversial 425MW Nandipur Power Project and almost Rs50bn guarantee (first phase) of two LNG based power projects of 2,200-2,400MW capacity in Punjab recently contracted to...

  • Chinese investors eye joint ventures in power projects

    LAHORE: Chinese investors have shown keen interest in joint ventures with their Pakistani counterparts in the fields of solar and coal power generation...

    He said: “Although Pakistan’s exports to China are gradually increasing, the trade has always been in favour of China...

  • 22 wind power projects in pipeline

    KARACHI: Wind power generation capacity of the country is projected to increase from 250 to 1,530MW within a year as 22 windmill projects are in the pipeline...

    The cheap and environmental-friendly wind energy, introduced late in Pakistan, is gaining popularity as it ensures quick return in a short cycle of three years...

  • ‘Big money, institutional interests behind projects like nuclear power plants’

    KARACHI: While the nuclear power trend started falling in the mid-1980s due to reactor incidents and the world turned to wind and solar energy for power generation, Pakistan has started working on nuclear power plants without any consideration for their impact on population, agriculture and marine life...

    The programme organised by the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education & Research (Piler) was aimed at helping people understand the...

  • ADB to extend assistance for power projects

    PESHAWAR: The Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organisation (Pedo) has entered into collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to develop and implement power projects across the province...

    A statement issued here said that both the organisations have agreed to jointly work on developing a strategic roadmap for power sector of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through the ADB’s technical assistance...

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