ISLAMABAD: According to officials, up to 11 wind projects with a combined capacity of 660MW have reached financial closure and will likely start operating commercially by December 2021.

50MW Master Green Energy Ltd, 50MW Tricom Wind Power Pvt Ltd, 50MW Lakeside Energy Pvt Ltd, 50MW Artistic Wind Power Ltd and 50MW Liberty Wind Power 1 Pvt Ltd. were some of the projects that made up this list.

Likewise, by December 2021, commercial operations would be achieved by 50MW Indus Wind Energy Ltd, 50MW Master Green Energy Ltd, 50MW ACT2 Wind Pvt Ltd, 50MW Liberty Wind Power 2 Pvt Ltd, 60MW Metro Wind Power Ltd, 50MW Nasda Green Energy Pvt Ltd, 50MW DIN Energy Ltd and 50MW Gul Ahmed Electric Ltd.

The officials stated that all of these wind power projects were being established in Jhimpir District Thatta. Additionally, 24 wind power projects with a total installed capacity of 1,233.37MW are currently operating commercially and supplying electricity to the national grid.

These projects included 49.5MW FFC Energy Limited, 56.4MW Zorlu Enerji Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, 49.5MW Three Gorges First Wind Farm Pakistan (Pvt) Limited, 50MW each Foundation Wind Energy-I and II Ltd, 52.8MW Sapphire Wind Power Company Ltd, 50MW Yunus Energy Ltd, 50MW Metro Power Company Ltd, 30MW Tapal Wind Energy Pvt Ltd and 49.5MW Tenaga Generasi Ltd.

Similarly, Master Wind Energy Pvt Ltd is supplying 52.8MW, Gul Wind Energy Ltd 50MW, Hydro China Dawood Power Pvt Ltd (CPEC) 49.5MW, Sachal Energy Development Pvt Ltd (CPEC) 49.5MW, United Energy Pakistan Pvt Ltd (CPEC) 99MW, Hawa Energy Pvt Ltd 49.737MW, Jhimpir Wind Power Ltd 49.737MW and Artistic Energy Pvt Ltd 49.3MW to the national grid.

Due to the RE Policy 2006’s expiration in March 2018, the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) has created a new Alternative and Renewable Energy Policy (ARE Policy 2019).

The goal of the policy is to establish a setting that will support Pakistan’s ARE industry’s long-term expansion. Under the ARE Policy 2019, the government’s strategic objectives of ensuring energy security, economic advantages, environmental protection, sustainable growth, and social equality will be further tapped.