Energy investments under CPEC shifted to hydropower sector

China and Pakistan have decided to shift the focus of energy sector investments under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to hydropower development after capping capacity generation from conventional power projects at 11,110MW.

The energy projects included in the active CPEC list for implementation have either been completed or are in the final stages, having a total capacity of 11,110MW. The remaining capacity addition of about 6,000MW would be made in the hydropower sector over the next phase.

Published in Dawn, 3rd March, 2018