Balochistan govt to launch small-scale power projects

The Nation/26-07-2020

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan government has been planning to launch small-scale power projects under Roshan Balochistan program, which would be handed over to Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO). The energy generated from the small-scale power projects could be used for streetlights and water supply tube wells, the sources in Balochistan government told. The source said that the government had also planned to establish Balochistan Electric Company Limited, which would work on hydrocarbon (oil and gas) exploration and development projects to be used for generating electricity. The program includes ten solar energy projects which would benefit 0.675 million population of 1890 villages of the province. In the renewable energy projects of 2020-21, the provision of solar energy system to 10,000 homes of special persons and the installation of 500 MW wind plants has also been planned under the initiative of China Pakistan Economic Corridor.