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Pakistan to soon become an energy independent country thanks to CPEC's energy projects
Category : Latest News Source : thenews.com.pk Date : 25-10-2019

Gwadar Pro media network published a report which states that work on CPEC's 13 energy projects is thriving. According to a report with the landmark 1,320 MW CPHG power plant under CPEC, Pakistan's will soon achieve energy independence. The report quoted the Pakistan Economic Survey 2018-19, which states that with a comparison between two fiscal years, the country's electricity production capacity rose at the rate of 2.5 per cent. Under the first phase of CPEC, 17 out of total 39 Earlier Harvest Projects (EHP) with the value of $34 billion were allocated to energy sectors which makes 70% of CPEC's funds basket. The report further elaborates that coal-based power plants are given priority as 10 of 19 energy EHPs are based on coal fuel which has so far added 4666MW to 5000 MW electricity into Pakistan's national grid. It enlisted the notorious completed CPEC energy projects which are as following Hubco Coal Power Plant, Port Qasim Coal-fired Power Plant, Sahiwal Coal-Fired Power Plant, Engro Thar Coal-fired Power Plant and Surfice Mine in Block II of Thar Coal Field, Dawood Wind Farm, Quaid-i-Azam Solar, UEP Wind Farm, Sachal Wind Farm, Port Qasim Power plant and three Gorges Wind Farms (II, III).



Pakistan to soon become an energy independent country thanks to CPEC's energy projects


ISLAMABAD: Work on 13 energy projects having capacity to generate 8,995 MW electricity under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), throughout the country is in full swing.

According to a report published by Gwadar Pro media network, with the completion of these projects, Pakistan will be no more in deficit meeting its electricity needs.

Under CPEC, Pakistan's first joint venture CPHGC's Hub coal-fired power plant producing 1320MW was a big breakthrough that has begun helping Pakistan overcome its electricity crisis in true letter and spirit.

According to the report, energy Independent Pakistan is no more just a dream rather is becoming a tangible reality soon.

Pakistan remained an energy deficit country over the last two decades, suffering acute power deficiency. This severe acute shortfall offsets economic growth and cut GDP growth. According to Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) 2014 report, Pakistan underwent an unprecedented energy crisis. CPEC energy projects made a turnaround healing electricity deficit. According to the Pakistan Economic Survey 2018-19, the installed electricity generation capacity went to 34,282 megawatts in Jul-Mar 2018-19 compared to 33,433MW in the corresponding period of previous year, registering a rise of a 2.5 percent growth.

This much needed relief has been possible solely CPEC power initiatives, especially coal-fired power plants. It is pertinent to mention that share of coal in power generation had remained in single digit over the past two decades. However, in the current fiscal year, it reached to the height of 12.7 percent.

Story of feat to power up Pakistan commenced when at least 18 to 19 projects out of 39 Earlier Harvest Projects (EHP) worth around US $34 billion, equivalent to 70 percent of the CPEC funding basket, were earmarked for energy projects.

The targeted emphasis signifies resilient commitment of Imran Khan led government to fix energy crisis. Most of the energy projects in the CPEC portfolio are coal based.

Out of the 19 energy projects, 10 projects are based on coal. Approximately 4666MW to 5000 MW electricity has been pumped into national grid so far.

Under CPEC, completed energy projects are Hubco Coal Power Plant, Port Qasim Coal-fired Power Plant, Sahiwal Coal-Fired Power Plant, Engro Thar Coal-fired Power Plant and Surfice Mine in Block II of Thar Coal Field, Dawood Wind Farm, Quaid-i-Azam Solar, UEP Wind Farm, Sachal Wind Farm, Port Qasim Power plant and three gorges second and third wind farms.

http://www.cpecinfo.com/news/pakist...untry-thanks-to-cpec-energy-projects/ODA3MQ==
 

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Pakistan already has an electrical surplus in terms of Installed capacity. Loadshedding is due to expensive generation cost of some of the installed plants which include new and old ones. Other reasons of load shedding are electricity theft in some areas which is very high. Another reason is that our current transmission setup is obsolete and requires upgradation which will cost a lot and will take lot of time as well. We won't be rid of energy crisis at least untill 2022 granted basic transmission netwrok is upgraded.
 

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i think major problem here is expensive electricity which is hurting manufacturing and also domestic consumers
 

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Another reason is that our current transmission setup is obsolete and requires upgradation which will cost a lot and will take lot of time as well. We won't be rid of energy crisis at least untill 2022 granted basic transmission netwrok is upgraded.
Do you know if work has started on the upgradation of current transmission setup?
 

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Energy loss due to older or cheaper transimmision lines and theft are 2 primary reasons of extra load shedding and higher cost of electricty to consumers per unit
 

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as i know its already power surplus country
How, when? The installed capacity of Pakistan is only 29 GW. Tiny islands have much more installed capacity than Pakistan.

PTI Government's plan to take the capacity to around 75 GW by 2040 (21-years later) will still be much smaller for Pakistan compare to the 3 times smaller island of UK.
 

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Pakistan already has an electrical surplus in terms of Installed capacity. Loadshedding is due to expensive generation cost of some of the installed plants which include new and old ones. Other reasons of load shedding are electricity theft in some areas which is very high. Another reason is that our current transmission setup is obsolete and requires upgradation which will cost a lot and will take lot of time as well. We won't be rid of energy crisis at least untill 2022 granted basic transmission netwrok is upgraded.
Urgent attention is must on the matter of transmission of electricity. In Karachi, the PPP Government and KE replaced all Copper Wires with Silver Wires (Silver Wires are much cheaper, they offer more resistance which wastes electricity and they heat up faster, they also cause a lot more fluctuations; the replacement of copper with silver is criminal but who can bring KE & Sindh Government to justice?).

In addition, we also need to press ahead with renewable energy, we are blessed with extremely favorable wind corridors and sunlight which should both be harnessed not only by the Government but also by the individuals and the Government can assist with subsidies and tax reductions etc.
 

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But still load shedding occurs at some parts of Karachi, though the demands are increasing day by day..
Pakistan transmission system is outdated. More plants will not fix it. But load shedding as we know from 5 years ago is over.

Urgent attention is must on the matter of transmission of electricity. In Karachi, the PPP Government and KE replaced all Copper Wires with Silver Wires (Silver Wires are much cheaper, they offer more resistance which wastes electricity and they heat up faster, they also cause a lot more fluctuations; the replacement of copper with silver is criminal but who can bring KE & Sindh Government to justice?).

In addition, we also need to press ahead with renewable energy, we are blessed with extremely favorable wind corridors and sunlight which should both be harnessed not only by the Government but also by the individuals and the Government can assist with subsidies and tax reductions etc.
KE is replacing old cables with new ABC ones which prevent theft and are more secure.
 
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Areas of Southern Balochistan Turbat, Gwadar imported 100 MW from Iran,which suffered massive breakdown earlier this year. It took Iran almost a week to get power back online. A cpec project delayed for 2 years 300 MW coal power plant based in Gwadar as well as power lines installation from Hub[Karachi] will make these areas energy independent and indigenous no more requiring power import.

How is the load shedding these days? Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi?
In Karachi areas where there is 100% recovery situation was always better post 2015. Power generation has reduced most of the loadshedding, as indicative in survey of Gallup Pakistan

https://gallup.com.pk/more-than-hal...eir-area-has-decreased-compared-to-last-year/

but the electricity prices have grown pretty expensive post IMF. Power distribution is still a worry. Investmentand work is required to improve power distribution and transmission, underground power lines in cities like Karachi and Lahore will resolve the electricity problems permanently.
 

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We have to generate chea electricity. Either hydro or solar but with soloar maintanence cost is high so only hydro lots of dams
 

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