Islamabad: The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) is looking to increase the share of nuclear energy in the country’s power generational capacity to 8,800 Megawatts (MW) by year 2030, as per the government’s Energy Security Plan from 2005 — a news source reported.
According to the Economic Survey 2019-20 released on Thursday, the completion of the K-2/K-3 project is expected to be a major step towards that goal — with the venture expected to add 2,200 MW of nuclear energy to the national power grid.
Under the said plan, the PAEC is planning to develop more sites for the development of nuclear power plants. Currently, these locations are being investigated and acquired for development by the authorities concerned.
As per an economic survey, the technical and engineering infrastructure already exists to support the existing nuclear power stations, as well as the ones that are under construction.
Additionally, local institutes have also been educating students in this regard, and trainees are being prepped in all relevant departments in order to support the PAEC’s future plans.