According to report on Turkish media, Turkish energy company Zorlu has announced on Tuesday that it has got approval from Pakistan’s government to build two solar power plants in Pakistan.
The confirmation report came after the necessary documentation and preliminary licenses were provided to the company. The agreement between Punjab government and Zorlu was inked in February this year, though there is no confirmation of completion date of the project.
Both of the power plants will have a capacity of 100 megawatts which will be developed by the subsidiaries of Zorlu Energy, Zorlu Sun Power Limited, and Zorlu Renewable Pakistan Limited.
In January this year, Punjab government and Zorlu separately agreed to a single 100-megawatt solar project named Quaid-e-Azam which Zorlu agreed to complete in one year. Now the two more projects of the same capacity are added, collectively 200MV plus 100MV will pile up 300 Megawatts to the national grid.
Another report identifies Pakistan’s energy needs, the report says, Pakistan’s energy requirement will exceed 49,000 MW by 2025. This urges urgent planning for mega projects in Pakistan, However, small projects are also necessary, but looking at the country’s fast growing needs100MW or 300MW mini projects seems wasting time and money.