Posted Date: 21st January, 2013 Last updated at 09:30 PST
Pakistan has huge potential to develop renewable energy projects
Sindh Govt working on 40 power projects in its wind corridor‚ with a total generation capacity of 2000 MW in next two years
Provincial Secretary for Alternate Energy Department Mir Hussain Ali while addressing a session on the Renewable Energy organized by IUCN-Pakistan in Karachi said these projects will also allow electrification of about 120 schools in rural areas of the province.
Carl Pope‚ a renowned expert on renewable energy in his presentation‚ said that Pakistan has huge potential to develop renewable energy projects‚ since it is the third largest off-grid population after India and Bangladesh.
He said Pakistan has excellent solar‚ bio-mass‚ micro-hydro opportunities coupled with centralized landowning‚ which could make credit guarantees easier.