Quetta: A Kuwaiti firm has signed an agreement with the Balochistan government to set up solar power plants across the province, a news source reported. Kuwait’s EnerTech Company will establish 10 solar power plants having a generation capacity of 50 megawatts (MW) each.
Balochistan Chief Minister (CM) Jam Kamal Khan presided over a meeting with the representatives of the company in this regard. He stated that the provincial government was taking effective measures to increasing Balochistan’s dependency in the power sector. He added that it was signing new deals with friendly countries for this purpose.
During the meeting, the CM stated that remote areas of the province were still disconnected from the national grid. The provincial government has thus introduced solar energy to meet the energy needs of such areas, he added.
The 10 solar energy plants would help in providing 500 MW to fulfil Balochistan’s energy needs. The provincial government has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to lease land in Pishin for two of these plants. In the first phase of the project, EnerTech would receive land in the Bostan area of the Pishin district.
The meeting also discussed the domestic and agricultural use of energy in the province, along with transferring the water schemes of the Public Health Engineering Department to solar energy.