Karachi: Pakistan plans to generate one-third of its electricity requirement from renewable sources by 2030; specifically, through the efficient use of wind, biomass, hydro-, and solar energy — according to a news report. The power additions rendered through these sources will come on top of 27% of the country’s current electricity production made available through the hydropower route.
According to a report, GE Renewable Energy manages 271 wind turbines in nine power stations with a combined generation of nearly 450 megawatts (MW). This is nearly 36% of the country’s total wind power capacity at 1235 MW.
GE Renewable Energy Services Manager Fawwad Haq spoke on the matter of renewable energy with the media. He leads a team of wind turbine technicians who perform maintenance on the turbines for the company.
He said that renewable energy was the future, and that its production was critical in the fight against climate change; particularly, as it is an infinite source of power and doesn’t produce any carbon emissions.