CPEC Wind Power Projects Are Set to Start Commercial Operations This Year

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The three China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) wind power projects, with a total installed capacity of 200 mW, are scheduled to start operating commercially in the middle of this fiscal year.

According to the Ministry of Planning and Development of Pakistan, the 50 mW HydroChina Dawood wind power project will be completed next month. Meanwhile, the 99 mW United Energy Pakistan (UEP) project will start functioning by September. In June, the 50 mW Sachal Energy Development wind project is also set to be completed.

Aside from these three wind power projects, the 100 mW Three Gorges Wind Farm Pakistan project is likely to be completed by September next year. The letters of support for this project were already issued by the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) of Pakistan, while security documents have also been signed.

Speaking about what these facilities and other actively promoted renewable projects can do for Pakistan, Zhao Lijian, the Chinese Embassy deputy chief of mission, said:

“The energy projects are far ahead of their scheduled timelines. Once completed, they would produce 10,400 megawatts of power, far more what the shortage Pakistan faces.”