ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf would inaugurate 40 KW demonstrative micro wind power project in Kalar Kahar today (Thursday).

The project would be the first wind project to be set up in Punjab. The inauguration of the demonstrative project follows the commissioning of the first commercial wind farm in Jhimpir Sindh last week.

Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB), which acts as a one-window facility for the investors in renewable energy sector, has facilitated M/s SUNEC Wind Power Generation (Pvt.) – a Chinese firm – in the setting up of the project.

SUNEC, on successful completion of the demonstration project, plans to install 160 turbines of 600 KW each, thereby setting up a farm for 100 MW. Chief Executive Officer AEDB, Arif Alaudin said the AEDB was vigorously working for promotion of various renewable technologies so as to help the country meet its growing energy needs.

“Pakistan has a vast array of renewable energy sources. We are turning that into a reality with a progressive and distinct approach to make renewable a driver of sustainable economic growth.”

Wind energy, he pointed out, was one of the sectors receiving lots of attention and more wind corridors are being explored.

Source: Daily Times