Sindh govt striving hard to tap renewable energy resources: Murad

By Our Correspondent
June 16, 2024
Sindh CM Syed Murad Ali Shah, along with provincial ministers witness the signing ceremony between STDC and Gul Ahmad Group for the installation of a 100 MW Wind Power Project by Gul Ahmad Co at CM House on June 15, 2024. — Facebook/Sindh Chief Minister House

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that his government is committed and striving hard to tap renewable energy resources on the fast track so that the overall basket tariff of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) may be reduced and made more affordable to the public of the country.

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“Apart from reduction in tariffs, renewable energy will also contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for creating a clean, reliable and sustainable environment.”

This he said while presiding over a meeting held before the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Sindh Transmission & Dispatch Company (STDC) of the Sindh government and its private partners Gul Ahmed Group for laying a 60-kilometer-long transmission line from Jhimpir to Landhi.

The Gul Ahmad Group is installing a 100-megawatt wind power plant at Jhimpir.

Minister for Energy Nasir Shah, briefing the chief minister, said that the Gul Ahmed Group approached the STDC for the construction of a 132-kilowatt transmission line from their power plant at the Jhimpir wind corridor to the Gul Ahmed Group located in the Landhi area.

He said that the Sindh government has already allocated 524 acres and 558 acres of land in the Jhimpir area wind corridor for the purpose. The STDC will be laying a 60-km long transmission line from the Jhimpir power plant, Thatta, to the Landhi area, Karachi, to transmit 100MW wind power. This project is based on Business to Business (B2B). The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2027.

Both the above projects are environmentally friendly and will promote green energy in the province and cheaper sources of electricity, Nasir Shah said and added these projects would boost the economy through the creation of jobs in Sindh.

Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, along with provincial ministers Sharjeel Memon, Nasir Shah, Zulfiqar Shah and Dost Rahimoo, witnessed the signing ceremony for the installation of a 100-megawatt Wind Power Project by Gul Ahmad Co at the Chief Minister House. Director General STCD Saleem Shaikh, and Zain Bashir and Ziad Bashir of Gul Ahmad Group signed the MoU.

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