Govt plans 2,500MW from wind energy by end of 2015
Development Board (AEDB) and Pakistan Meteorological Department, preliminary site surveys carried out in late nineties and early years of this century indicated that coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan provinces and some northern areas possess adequate wind resources. The official reports identify that in Sindh Province, district Thatta, Karachi, Hyderabad and Badin and in Balochistan Province, district Gwadar and Makran Coastal Belt possess prospective sites for development, installation and commissioning of wind farm projects.
Two KPK ex-ministers helped Tauqir flee
The fugitive former Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) chairman, Tauqir Sadiq, is likely to be brought back to Pakistan today (Tuesday). Sadiq, allegedly involved in Rs 82 billion scam, would be brought back to Pakistan by the NAB special team, which is in Dubai since the last few weeks.
Pakistan discovers new gas reserves in Sindh
According to reports, 39 million cubic feet gas reserves have been discovered during the drilling of wells in Sanghar. The reports said 65 percent shares of the field are owned by the PPL.
Rs 40b power stolen every year, Senate body told
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) informed the Senate body on Tuesday that power worth Rs 40 billion was stolen every year due to the continued malpractices in power distribution companies (Discos) while an amount of Rs 549 billion of power distribution companies had been stuck on different accounts.
Solving our energy crisis with renewables
Currently, the total power generation capacity in Pakistan is 23,500 megawatts; energy consumption has grown by almost 80 per cent in the last 15 years. The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) forecasts the country's electricity demand will increase to around 40,000 megawatts by 2020.We are also currently relying on expensive imported furnace oil to run our power plants (oil amounts to 32 per cent of the energy mix). What we need is to turn to alternative energy sources like solar, wind, hydro and biomass instead of relying on fossil fuels.
NEPRA increases power tariff by Rs 5.80 per unit
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Friday approved an increase in the power tariff by Rs 5.80 per unit for commercial and industrial sectors. NEPRA however clarified that there was no increase in the tariff for domestic consumers.
Power tariff in Pakistan highest in region
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) has criticized the proposed increase in the power tariff by Rs 4 per unit across the board after National Electric Power Authority (Nepra) allowed a hike in power rates to IESCO.