Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Park continues to produce 400 megawatts of electricity, and wealth is pak
Islamabad: 400 MW of electricity is being produced from Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Park, in the next 10 years solar power plants of up to 1000 MW will be installed in government offices.
According to the Wealth Pak report, the decision to solarize government buildings will significantly reduce the energy crisis in Pakistan, the energy crisis is one of the obstacles in the development process in the country.
Government offices, private sector, houses and shops need electricity to run their daily affairs and power shortage affects all sectors, Pakistan has been facing energy shortage for almost 20 years.
Limited hydropower plants are unable to meet the needs of all consumers, many private power plants have been installed in the country but due to high fuel prices they are unable to meet the needs of the country. The country’s energy crisis has prompted authorities to solarize government offices.
Federal Secretary Housing and Works Iftikhar Ali Shalvani told Wealth Pak that solarization of government offices will be very beneficial for the country.
He said that the preparation of a short-term plan to transfer government offices and small consumers to solar energy is in progress.
He said that promoting sustainable and green energy is the vision of the Prime Minister. The prime minister has formed a task force related to solar energy, which includes federal ministers, federal secretaries and provincial chief secretaries. The aim of these efforts is to reduce electricity rates and reduce the burden of inflation. The official said that the government has taken various steps to promote solar energy in the country.
He said that the proposal to transfer the power plants to solar energy is also under consideration. In the next 10 years, solar power plants of up to 1000 MW will be installed in government offices. Tubewells will also be solarized in the country. A plan to convert tubewells to solar energy in Balochistan with government funding is also under consideration. The government is aiming to convert 30,000 tube wells to solar energy at a cost of Rs 300 billion.
Iftikhar Ali said that Pakistan is blessed with some of the highest insolation values in the world with eight to nine hours of sunshine per day which are suitable for the climatic conditions of solar energy production. Pakistan has built its largest solar power park, the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Park, in the Cholistan desert, which has a capacity of one gigawatt of electricity and 400 megawatts are already being generated.