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Sindh Government Initiates ‘Floating Solar Power’ Project at Keenjhar Lake to Alleviate Electricity Shortages

KARACHI: In a bid to alleviate the burden on electricity consumers, the Sindh government has embarked on an ambitious project to harness solar power from Keenjhar Lake, located approximately 36 kilometers from Thatta City. The project, known as ‘Floating Solar Power,’ is set to revolutionize the energy landscape of the province by providing a significant boost to its electricity generation capacity.

The initiative, spearheaded by the Sindh Department of Energy, marks a crucial step towards sustainable energy solutions. Under an agreement signed with Go Energy Pvt Ltd, the project aims to generate 500 Mega Watts of electricity over the next two years. The generated power will be seamlessly integrated into the grid, benefitting consumers served by K-Electric through the Sindh Transmission and Dispatch Company (STDC)’s network.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Sindh Energy Minister Nasir Hussain Shah highlighted the transformative potential of the ‘Floating Solar Power’ project. Emphasizing its role in addressing the energy needs of the province, Minister Shah underscored the importance of such initiatives in ensuring a reliable and affordable electricity supply to consumers.

Furthermore, Minister Shah urged the federal government to take proactive measures in addressing the gas shortage in the metropolis. Highlighting the significance of a sufficient gas supply, he stressed the need for collaborative efforts to mitigate the challenges posed by energy shortages.

Sindh’s proactive approach in infrastructure development was also emphasized during the ceremony. Minister Shah proudly noted that Sindh is leading the way by laying transmission lines, setting a precedent for other provinces. He reiterated the government’s commitment to completing ongoing projects while prioritizing the fulfillment of longstanding schemes.

The ‘Floating Solar Power’ project represents a significant milestone in Sindh’s quest for energy security and sustainability. By harnessing the abundant solar energy resources available at Keenjhar Lake, the province is poised to make substantial strides towards meeting its electricity demands while reducing its carbon footprint.

As the project moves forward, it is expected to not only alleviate the burden on existing power infrastructure but also pave the way for future renewable energy initiatives in the region. With its potential to transform the energy landscape, the ‘Floating Solar Power project stands as a testament to Sindh’s commitment to embracing innovative solutions for a brighter, more sustainable future.

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