All oil-fired power plants to be shut down by 2019-20, says minister

State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali has said that all power plants being run on oil will be shut down by 2019-20 and coal-fired power plants at Port Qasim will start generating 1,320 megawatts of electricity by next month.

Mr Ali said at an open katchehry in Wapda ground on Wednesday that record energy production had been achieved and 25,000MW of electricity would be available in the system during this year`s summer season.

Published in Dawn, 22nd February, 2018