Pakistan aims to reach 8 GW of renewable power capacity by 2025
The government of Pakistan has announced that it intends to add between 7 to 8 GW of renewable power capacity by 2025. The country will create an incentive program for investors, as part of its renewable energy policy that aims to raise the share of renewables in the power mix (currently around 2%). Under the new Alternative Renewable Energy Policy 2019, Pakistan aims to raise the renewable power capacity to 20 GW by 2030. Pakistan also expects renewables to generate low-cost power and to provide electricity at affordable rates to end-consumer.
As of November 2019, wind and solar power capacities reached 1.7 GW and 1.6 GW, respectively, accounting for about 7% of Pakistan’s total electricity capacity. Around 1.4 GW of renewable projects (excluding hydro) are under construction.
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