Pakistan to launch 500 MW floating solar project on Keenjhar Lake

Go Energy Pvt Ltd is ready to set up a 500 MW floating solar power project on Keenjhar Lake to supply electricity to K-Electric through the Sindh Transmission and Dispatch Company (STDC)’s transmission lines, announced Energy Minister Nasir Shah during a recent board meeting of STDC.

The board meeting, held in the committee room of the Energy Department, also led to several crucial decisions and announcements aimed at enhancing Sindh’s electricity transmission infrastructure.

One of the key outcomes was the plan for STDC to contract with private companies to lay the necessary transmission lines for the floating solar project. The collaboration is part of a larger strategy to modernize and expand Sindh’s electricity transmission capabilities.

MoU for transmission of 600MW electricity

A notable highlight of the meeting was the approval of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the transmission of 600 MW of electricity generated by private entities.

In addition to the floating solar project, the energy minister revealed that both Gul Ahmed Group Power Company and Gul Ahmed Renewable Energy are set to produce 50 MW of electricity each.

The generated power will be supplied to Gul Ahmed Textile Mills through STDC’s transmission lines. The board approved an MoU between STDC and the Gul Ahmed Group, marking a significant step towards integrating renewable energy sources with industrial power needs.

“They want to supply this electricity to Gul Ahmed Textile Mills through the transmission line of STDC,” Hussain said.

Nasir Hussain Shah also highlighted the establishment of the Sindh Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (SEPRA), designed to complement the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) and ensure the provision of affordable electricity to the public.

“Officers and employees with good performance will be awarded with both awards and rewards Nasir,” he concluded.

The innovative floating solar project on Keenjhar Lake not only represents a leap forward in renewable energy but also aligns with Sindh’s broader vision for sustainable development.

By leveraging cutting-edge technology and fostering public-private partnerships, Sindh aims to address its energy challenges and pave the way for a greener, more resilient energy future.

The initiative is expected to serve as a model for future renewable energy projects, highlighting the potential of floating solar technology in regions with abundant water resources.

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