Pakistan could produce 10,000mw by 2020: Experts
Speaking to forum experts and speakers at 13th International Conference for Oil, Gas and Energy powered by Pakistan Oil, Gas and Energy Exhibition (POGEE) 2017 had suggested to power regulatory authorities to go for economical options to overcome the power shortfall.
Shahjahan Mirza, Managing Director of Private Power and Infrastructure Board said while addressing at (POGEE) that Pakistan has a capability of generating over 10,000mw power of energy by utilizing the large air corridors and sunlight all round the year. He expected that Pakistan would surmount with in coming years and many power projects are in pipeline will initiate their production pretty soon.
“Sindh Government aims at becoming the energy hub of Pakistan and self-reliant in electricity production and will export the surplus by years 2020. Sindh province has potential of producing 55,000mw through wind energy, 10,000mw from solar power, 130mw from hydel plants and 500mw from solid-waste” said Dr Iftikhar Ahmed of Sindh Department of alternative energy.
Ali Nawaz, the Director Projects on Coal Power said that Pakistan is facing about 7000mwshortfall and it is increasing by 7 to 8 per cent per annum and will reach to over 10,00mw by 2020. He said that electricity production from coal has attained over 40 percent while it’s only 0.2 percent now in the country.
Executive Director, OGRA, Sajjad Hussain, Managing Director Siemens, Helmut von Struve, SGS Pakistan’s Hashim Khalid and others also spoke on the occasion.
Foreign visitors expressed their pleasure in response to Pakistan premier energy show (POGEE) 2017 as they were busy having trade exploration in last 2 days. Chinese visitors were more exited for the outcome of exhibition as they offered cheaper and rapid power solutions. Shen Hua of MHPS DongFang Ltd, China, said that he is dealing with the visitors in a real professional environment and received may trade inquiries. Morius from Romania said that exhibition was good and he was busy in having trade inquiries. He added Pakistan could obtain many power solutions to rise above power shortfall. He said that his company is ready to provide various solutions in alternative energy that would be cheaper and need comparatively short time to start generation. Wang Kai of HuanyuElectric, has commented over the ongoing power crisis in Pakistan that there are many short term solutions are available in the market and government and private sector organizations can resolve their issues individually or collectively. Anil Berky of Durulsan, Turkey said that trade inquirers response is satisfactory and many industrialists and individuals who got fed up with power outages are keen to adopt easy and cheaper option here. Tomorrow is the third and last day of the mega event.