CM defends power schemes
The Nation, September 12, 2015
LAHORE - For the second time in just three days, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif came out defending his government against the averments made by a section of media on the Quaid-e-Azam Solar
A section of media has tried to give impression that 100mw Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park generates only 10 to 12 mw electricity, and it cost Rs18 billion which was totally untrue and baseless, the Chief Minister said a during press conference yesterday.
CM Punjab, Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif PRESS CONFERENCE on Quaid-E-Azam Solar Park
- 9th September 2015
‘Punjab’s environment is conducive for solar power’
The Express Tribune, September 12, 2015
Addressing a press conference, the chief minister compared the project with hydro and wind-power projects. “Those claiming that a 100-megawatt hydropower project can generate more electricity at the same cost are mistaken. Hydropower projects can only be set up at a limited scale in the Punjab,” Sharif said.
‘Know the facts before criticising
Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park’
Pakistan Today, September 12, 2015
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif addressed critics of the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park while speaking at a press conference on Friday, saying people claiming hydel electricity is a better option simply have no knowledge of the numbers involved
Pakistan is blessed with abundance of renewable energy potential but so far it has not been harnessed except for large hydroelectric projects. The Ministry of Water and Power has prepared the
Renewable Energy Policy of Pakistan in 2006, which envisages mainstreaming of renewable energy in the development plans of the country. The renewable energy according to the scope of the policy
includes technologies like small hydro, solar photovoltaic and wind power generation.
The Government of Punjab, under the vision of Chief Minister Shahbaz Shariff, has dedicated 6500 acres of land near Lal Sohanra, Cholistan, Bahawalpur for the purpose of establishing a 1000 MW Solar Park for generation of electricity from the solar energy. This is an initiative of Government of the Punjab (GoPb), Pakistan to reduce reliance on fossil fuels in generation of electricity and to overcome the ever expanding gap between energy production and demand. 500 acres have been reserved to set up the first 100 MW PV Solar Power Plant.
This project aims to mark the beginning of the Province’s journey towards generation of renewable energy and a cleaner and greener future.
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