Lahore, August 23 (TNS): Punjab government’s contributing a lot to overcome the energy crisis in the country.
The country has been facing substantial shortages in the power sector and the most populous province of Punjab is no exception.
In Punjab, at present, there is a demand-supply gap of about 4000 MW which is increasing at a rate of 6% per annum.
Punjab with 68% of the consumption of generated power and gas is worst affected and has to endure both power and gas load shedding with adverse social and economic consequences.
Tremendous work has been done during the last four years under the leadership of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to resolve the energy crisis.
Due to efforts of the PML-N energetic leader Shahbaz Sharif, the energy crisis is about to end.
Shahbaz led provincial government kicked off multi-billion dollars investment in different energy projects across the province.
Under the leadership of energetic and enthusiastic Shahbaz Sharid, who is known as ‘Speedy Sharif’ for many Chinese firms, 3400 MW additional electricity has been generated.
1320 MW Coal Fired Power Plant has been functionalized at Sahiwal while 1180 MW capacity plant at Bhakki also producing 717 MW electricity.
Under renewable/green energy projects, 400 MW power is being provided to national grid by Quaid-e-Azam Solar park Bahawalpur which would generate 1000 MW when completed.
At Rojhan, 250 MW wind power mills to produce clean energy, while in hydro power sector, 21 hydro power plants to be inaugurated soon.
Tunsa hydro power project, with capacity of 135 MW, to be kicked off in near future while other small hydro power projects to produce 20 MW across the province.