Application for 200MW of solar along Pakistan highway

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email
EEL plans to sell the power to the Central Power Purchasing Agency. Credit: Flickr: Beluchistan

Pakistan’s National Electric Power Authority (NEPRA) has received four applications relating to 200MW of solar PV projects along the Quetta-Chaman Highway in Balochistan.

Karachi-based firm Engro Energy (EEL) wants to build four 50MW projects at Kuchlak, each with just under 150,000 solar modules of 335Wp rating and installed on single-axis trackers.

Each project, to be completed by June 2020, is set to cost US$36 million, financed by 80% debt and 20% equity.

EEL plans to sell the power to the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) for a contracted period of 25 years. The company had obtained a letter of intent from Balochistan Power Development Board back in February.

Pakistani targets for 30% of its power mix to come from large-scale hydropower and another 30% from PV, wind and other renewables by 2030 now stand closer to adoption, as reported by PV Tech in April this year.

Read Next

March 23, 2021
Scatec has unveiled a NOK 100 billion (US$11.7 billion) plan that will see the company expand its renewables portfolio to 15GW over the next four years.
March 23, 2021
LONGi Solar has taken its confirmed solar module orders from Pakistan this year to 500MW, the majority of which it said were for its Hi-MO 5 series.
March 8, 2021
JinkoSolar has secured an agreement that will see its Tiger and Tiger Pro 530 / 535W modules be marketed and distributed in Pakistan throughout 2021.
December 3, 2019
With Pakistan's water reserves fast depleting, floating solar will be key to conserving resources and producing cheap energy, said power minister Omar Ayub Khan.
April 4, 2019
Reports that twin 30%-by-2030 targets near adoption emerge after country was singled out by energy experts for doubling PV capacity in a single year.
March 13, 2019
Both projects will contribute to cutting down on gas use at existing turbines, while the Tunisia system will be combined with battery energy storage.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
April 20, 2021
Upcoming Webinars
April 28, 2021
4:00 - 4:30 PM CET
Solar Media Events
May 11, 2021