ISLAMABAD: The government has launched several power generation projects based on various technologies and fuels to overcome electricity shortage in the country.
According to a report, Private Power and Infrastructure Board is processing projects based on hydro, coal and LNG with cumulative capacity of 8050 MW. These projects are at various stages of processing and development.
Alternative Energy Development Board is pursuing development of Renewable Energy based power projects through private sector. Nine wind power projects of 477 MW capacity have achieved financial closing and are under construction.
Three solar power projects of 100 MW capacity each are under construction. Biomass based electricity projects are also at different stages of development.