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Pakistan commissions a 330 MW coal-fired power plant in the Sindh province

4 Oct 2022

The Pakistani company Thar Energy, a subsidiary of Hub Power Company (Hubco), has commissioned a 330 MW coal-fired power plant located at the Thar Block II, in the Tharparkar district of the Sindh province (southeastern Pakistan). The project was developed under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), as the Chinese company China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) holds a 10% stake in Thar Energy.

With the commissioning of this power plant, Hubco and its group companies reached 3,251 MW of generation capacity through plants spread over the Balochistan, Punjab, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Sindh provinces.

At the end of 2020, coal represented 11% of Pakistan’s installed capacity with 4.2 GW and 12% of its power generation with 17 TWh. In 2020, the government of Pakistan announced it would not build new coal-fired power plants. However, 3.7 GW of coal capacity is still under construction and nearly 10 GW are under development in the country.

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