Jhimpir project starts producing wind energy

KARACHI: The 50-megawatt Jhimpir wind power project has started commercial operations in a landmark achievement as Pakistan gradually moves to ramp up renewable energy generation in keeping with the world trend and to bridge the domestic shortfall.

This is the first project of Burj Capital, a Dubai-based investment company, in its 500MW renewable asset platform in Pakistan, according to a statement issued on Wednesday. The power project in Jhimpir, which got wind turbines from General Electric Renewable Energy, is in the Gharo-Keti Bandar wind corridor in southeast Pakistan that is a high-quality wind resource capable of generating over 50,000MW of clean and affordable electricity.

Published in The Express Tribune, 3rd May, 2018