Karachi, November 14, 2019: The Sindh Solar Energy Project of the Government of Sindh, which is being executed with
Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh stated this while speaking as the chief guest at a consultative session held on the Sindh Solar Energy Project (SEEP) of the provincial Energy Department.
The SEEP is a $100 million World Bank-funded project having three components: installing solar systems on rooftops on all government buildings in
While speaking on the occasion, the provincial Energy minister said that the upcoming project would benefit every Pakistani in terms of decreased basket price of electricity being available to the electricity consumers.
He said that Solar Energy Project was conceived by the Sindh government to utilize the
He said that
Mr. Shaikh expressed gratitude to the President of Pakistan for completing the formation of the
He said that Sindh Government was fully committed to this project under its resolve to use both conventional and alternative resources of energy available in the province to generate inexpensive electricity.
He said that
The provincial minister said that the Sindh government fully believed
He said that the Sindh government
The Energy Minister said that recently the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority had awarded the license to Sindh Transmission and Despatch Company to act as the country’s first-ever provincial grid company.
He said that once the fresh license had been awarded to the STDC, it would lay its own transmission lines and construct grid stations for the evacuation of electricity from the upcoming renewable projects to be installed in the province.
Also speaking on the occasion, Sindh Energy Secretary Musaddiq Ahmed Khan said that the provincial government had always been the strong advocate of using renewable resources of energy for clean production of electricity.
He said that the project in question had the potential of 500 to 700 MWs electricity production through a
He said that the Sindh government would make every effort that the equipment to be used to do the Solar Energy Project would meet the international standards and specifications specified for such projects.
Oliver Knight, the Senior Energy Specialist of the World Bank, said that pilot projects to
He said that the World Bank had accorded approval to the project.
He said that a proper survey would be conducted to carefully select the government buildings in Karachi and Hyderabad to install solar systems on their rooftops.
He said that 20 MWs of renewable electricity would be produced through the distributed generation system by installing solar systems on rooftops of the government buildings in two main cities of the province as these systems would be tied to the national grid.