Engro plans to add 200 MW of solar PV projects in Pakistan
Pakistani energy group Engro Energy has submitted applications to the National Electric Power Authority (NEPRA) of Pakistan for the construction of four 50 MW solar PV projects along the Quetta-Chaman Highway in Balochistan (western Pakistan). The group would invest US$144m (US$36m per power plant) in the development of the projects, which could be commissioned as soon as June 2020. Engro Energy plans to sell their power generation to the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA).
Solar capacities are developing rapidly in Pakistan, from 100 MW in 2013 to 410 MW in 2016 and 742 MW in 2017. They even doubled to 1,568 MW in 2018, i.e. 4% of the total capacity in Pakistan.
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