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Genghis khan1

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Old article but Geothermal provides cheap, renewable and constant base load power and is not dependent on sunlight, wind blowing or flow of water in rivers.

This needs to be prioritized:


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is found to have been blessed with the potential of huge geothermal energy recourses that could generate 100,000MW electricity at the cost of 5-10 cents per unit depending upon different locations of the power plants, reveals the research of Pakistani scientist Javed Ahmad that has been published in the US.

More importantly, the US have offered Pakistan $7-8 billion equipment for the exploitation of mammoth resources of geothermal energy resources. The said resources are abundantly found in all the four federating units of Pakistan.

Geothermal energy is the heat from the earth and a free renewable, clean and sustainable source which can meet the increasing energy needs of the world. Geothermal energy in the form of hot water, steam springs, geysers and underground hot aquifers are available in the world including Pakistan. Geothermal energy is used for electricity generation, space heating and cooling of buildings, supply of hot water, green houses, fish farming and setting up of small industries requiring heat.

The world’s geothermal energy resources are 80 times more than all the known oil reserves in the world. Based on the recent estimates, the total geothermal energy potential available in the world could exceed the present electricity generation and direct energy produced by all the resources. Geothermal energy resources have been identified in 90 countries of the world which are using these resources.

The research of Javed Ahmad was acknowledged by the US experts during the US-Pakistan clean energy business opportunities conference held on December 1-2, 2015 held in Washington DC. Now Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif has included the geothermal energy in the policy for development of renewable energy for power generation which is a milestone decision of the incumbent government. And the government decision to include geothermal in the renewable resources policy will unfold a series of opportunities for investors to exploit the potential of this resource in the country for electricity production.

Javed Ahmad told The News that he is working on the evaluation of clean geothermal energy resources of Pakistan for the last five years and presented his research in the international forum and due to his efforts geothermal energy for power generation has been recognised as clean renewable resource available in Pakistan.

“The US experts have acknowledged my research according to which the presence of hot water and steam, springs, famaroles and geysers have been identified in Northern Himalayas,” Javed said. The research has identified mud volcanoes, hot geothermal fluids in Balochistan province and dormant volcanoes, hot magmatic waters at 150 degrees centigrade in Chagai volcanic Arc in Balochistan province. The research has also pinpointed hydrocarbon basin related co-produced geothermal waters with temperature of 80-170 degrees centigrade in Sindh. In addition, there are 300 dry, depleted and abandoned oil and gas wells which can be used for geothermal energy development.

Javed also offered his services to immediately generate 5,000MW electricity and provide heating and cooling of the federal, provincial, defence and diplomatic buildings from geothermal energy available in Pakistan to reduce energy shortages and saving oil and gas resources to be used for other industries

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The cost is comparable (and probably lower) to what we are paying for Nuclear and run of the river hydro projects. It should not be compared to Solar and Wind as it provides base load power.

Additionally, price is coming down as shown in the video. And as shown below there are multi-gigawatt commercially operating plants already completed:

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The cost is comparable (and probably lower) to what we are paying for Nuclear and run of the river hydro projects. It should not be compared to Solar and Wind as it provides base load power.

Additionally, price is coming down as shown in the video. And as shown below there are multi-gigawatt commercially operating plants already completed:

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The good thing is big oil companies are coming in with their advanced tech of horizontal drilling. Hopefully, these companies iron out the issues and come out with the best set up to explore this energy source.
 

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اس قسم کی افسانوی باتیں اور فگرز بتا کر عوام کا دماغ نہ خراب کیا کریں۔ پہلے کیا ریکوڈک کے کھربوں ڈالرز کے سونے تانبے کے ذخائر، تھر کے 500 سال کی انرجی ضروریات کے ذخائر، چینیوٹ کے سونے کے ذخائر اور اربوں ڈالر کے ہمالیہ پنک سالٹ کے خواب کیا کم ہیں۔
thar has energy but its dirty
reko dig has gold but govt has neither the money not the technology to extract it, it put itself in regulatory issues over just a single block
 

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thar has energy but its dirty
reko dig has gold but govt has neither the money not the technology to extract it, it put itself in regulatory issues over just a single block
Thar is already producing electricity and is under-going expansion of capacity. Which these naysayers wouldn’t talk about.
 

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Thar is already producing electricity and is under-going expansion of capacity. Which these naysayers wouldn’t talk about.
unfortunately coal has come and gone
thar should have been pushed in 1990s but wasted that time
last time mushi gave it push but didnt want to pay 6 cents at that time for the cost

now we have 2 trillion rupees circular debt.."but atleast khata hey tu lagat bey hey" and "IK is incompetent" people are happy
 

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unfortunately coal has come and gone
thar should have been pushed in 1990s but wasted that time
last time mushi gave it push but didnt want to pay 6 cents at that time for the cost

now we have 2 trillion rupees circular debt.."but atleast khata hey tu lagat bey hey" and "IK is incompetent" people are happy
I remember (could be wrong) 5.5 cents and the bureaucracy wanted even less. The Chinese told them to buzz off and left…
 

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Hydro and Solar energy should be priorities for Pakistan.

unfortunately coal has come and gone
Thar coal is the third cheapest energy source available to Pakistan.....after imported coal and hydro. Solar is coming down in price but it requires energy storage to be useful in large amounts. Coal still has a place in Pakistan's energy mix for a while.
 

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Root of Pakistan's power generation swings lies largely in corruption and ineptness of the ruling party.

Whereas, power policy of various political parties differs 180°.

One regime (PMLN & APML) build power plants, following regime (PTI) sell selected few power plants after pointing at them as products of poor policy and corruption, while third party (PPP) neither build, neither sell but destroy every thing Pakistan has built since 1945. As in case, Sui field mysteriously lost most of it's reserves during the Zardari rule.
 

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Energy is the key to development and growth. without energy, Pakistan is going no where.
I trust Imran Khan is un-informed.
 

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