Problems and prospects of hydroelectric power

Pakistan has installed capacity of 6,902 megawatts of hydroelectric power, which meets one-third of the country’s electricity needs. However, there is a potential of more than 50,000MW. Hydroelectric power development has suffered due to prolonged Kalabagh Dam controversy on which national consensus could not be developed. Sindh feared that Punjab …

Solar, electric rickshaws to run in Peshawar soon

To control the ever increasing environmental pollution, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government has decided to introduce solar and electrical rickshaws in Peshawar soon. Talking to a private news channel, Secretary transport department KP Hamid Gigyani said that the KPK government wanted to reduce pollution in the province and particularly in the capital …

Pakistan to pull solar energy into national power grid

Amid a worsening energy crisis, Pakistan has approved the use of grid-connected solar energy, rooftop solar installations and mortgage financing for home solar panels to boost uptake of clean energy in the country. The government has also reversed course and eliminated a 32.5 percent tax imposed on imported solar equipment …

Energy-starved Pakistan sets sights on coal

AFP GADANI: After years of rolling blackouts that have wreaked havoc on industry and fuelled political unrest, energy-starved Pakistan has set its sights on a coal-fired future. Regarded as the dirtiest of all fossil fuels, recent discoveries of untapped coal fields in southern Pakistan have convinced the government they could …

Breakthrough in coal power

Until the late 1970’s, Pakistan’s entire power generation was based on indigenous resources. Now, less than 60 per cent of power generation is from indigenous resources, which are depleting fast or getting out of use. There are now no two opinions that after hydropower generation, domestic coal, in the long …