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    Power Generation Resources In Pakistan

  • First generation RLNG plants fire up in shadow of second generation circular debt

    ISLAMABAD: A second generation of circular debt in the gas sector has come into being as three key Punjab-based power projects of about 3,600 megawatts on imported Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) are now reaching the belated commercial operation dates (CODs)...

    Receivables of SNGPL swell to Rs30bn as RLNG generation begins; lower than planned demand for LNG causing price to surge due to terminal chargesThe Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority...

  • Sahiwal coal-fired power plant: Builders expect power generation before deadline

    LAHORE: Chinese companies building the 1,320MW Sahiwal coal-fired power plant, the first-ever such a project in Pakistan, expect power generation next year which will be the ‘cheapest’ in terms of tariff and environment friendly...

    1 cents per electricity unit to the Pakistani government under an agreement with the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority and this is the cheapest rate in Pakistan”, says Song Taiji, the Chief...

  • KP to get due share in power generation

     The provincial government will fully support the Peshawar Electric Supply Company to launch an operation against power stealing throughout the province...

     However, Pesco will take strict action against its officials for their connivance in the power theft...

  • Zero water discharge halts power generation at Mangla dam

    ISLAMABAD: In a rare move, the water discharges from the country’s largest reservoir — Mangla — were stopped with immediate effect on Monday, bringing generation from its power station to zero, as water shortages appeared going beyond previous estimates...

    “With immediate effect, Mangla power house indent is reduced to ‘nil’ as demanded by the Punjab Irrigation Department,” announced Indus River System Authority (Irsa)...

  • Study calls for incentives to boost coal, nuclear power generation

    WASHINGTON: A US Energy Department report calls for incentives to boost coal-fired and nuclear power plants following a slew of closures that it said undermined reliable sources of electricity...

    But it differs from conclusions presented in an earlier draft, which had said big increases in renewable power generation remained possible without undermining grid reliability...

  • Nepra may allow power generation, distribution by housing schemes, sugar mills

    ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) is likely to make a landmark decision by allowing private housing schemes — high-rise buildings and sugar mills — to generate and distribute their own electricity, a source privy to the proposal told Dawn on Sunday...

    It is believed that if Nepra allows private housing schemes to distribute and generate their own electricity it would help overcome power crisis in the...

  • Record power generation of 18,900MW achieved

    ISLAMABAD: Following protracted power breakdowns in the country, with Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa being the hardest hit, the government finally took a sigh of relief on Friday as the total generation on the national grid reached 18,904MW for the first time amid a lower demand owing to a slight let-up in the intensity of the heatwave...

    The Guddu Thermal Power Station achieved a maximum production of 1,300MW after it received 28 per...

  • Power generation to reach 18,000MW by June, promises state minister

    HYDERABAD: While clai­ming that the country’s power generation will stand at 18,000-19,000 megawatts by June, State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali has cautioned the Pakistan Peoples Party against using ‘Sindh card’ in the next general elections...

    However, protesting aga­inst prolonged outages in Jacobabad, one of the hottest cities of Pakistan, the Sindh Taraqi-pasand Party Nari Teh­reek on Wednesday ann­o­­u­­n­c­ed that...

  • PM to order more funds for power generation

    ISLAMABAD: As new signature power projects undertaken by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government suffer technical problems, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called a special meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCE) on Tuesday to find out why he was led to conduct early inauguration of the 1,200MW Bhikki Power Project in Punjab...

    The prime minister is also expected to order release of more funds to existing power...

  • Nepra to promote power generation by consumers

    ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) approved on Thursday the Net Metering Regulations, 2015, to allow consumers having surplus power from their solar panels or wind systems to sell electricity to distribution companies...

    Nepra said the net metering regime would allow customers with a three-phase electricity connection to get monetary benefits by offsetting at least a part of their power bills by...

  • Oman to encourage household generation of solar power

    The policy could put Oman in the forefront of Middle East nations promoting widespread use of solar power...

    Zakwani told Reuters the authority aimed to have a mechanism in place by mid-year for households to generate power using solar roofing panels, and provide the power to the grid in exchange for cuts in their electricity tariffs...

  • Ban on imported fuel for power generation

    The Punjab government intends to raise the issue of a recent ban on new private investments in ‘electricity generation based on imported fuel with the water and power ministry, as it puts several proposed private projects in the province under serious threat’...

    The Punjab Power Development Board Managing Director Ms Saniya Awais, confirmed this to Dawn last week, saying “Punjab has limited fuel options (for power generation)”...

  • India's solar power generation plan hits a snag

    INDIA’S ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, which envisages the generation of 100GW of solar power by 2022, received a minor setback earlier this month...

    The US first filed a case against India in 2013 when the then-United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government unveiled the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), which proposed generating 20GW of solar power by 2020...

  • ‘Three power projects to start generation by year end’ in KP

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has completed work on three power projects with 56 megawatts capacity in different districts which will start generation by end of current year...

    He said work on these projects had already been completed and power distribution would be started once the process of laying transmission line was completed...

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