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 Park Bahawalpur.
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.

 

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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

 

LAHORE: The Quaid-i-Azam Solar Power Plant in Bahawalpur is producing 18.5 megawatts a day on average. This can electrify 54,000 households, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Friday.

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.

 

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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

 

Sharif said that some sections of media have talked about the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park and given the impression that the 100 megawatt project could only generate 10 to 12 megawatts of electricity at the supposed cost of Rs 18 billion, and cited it as a poor choice compared to hydel electricity which would have provided 90 megawatt at a much lower cost. The CM added that while it was true that hydel electricity came at a low cost, all the other figures being associated with it were incorrect.

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