Pakistan Gets First Wind Turbine

Zorlu Enerji Group installed the very first wind turbine generator in Pakistan on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, in Jamphir, Sindh. The 100 meter tall unit (over 300 feet high) is completely installed, and expected to start generating power before the end of the year. This is a big step forward for Pakistan, where approximately 1/3 of their population has no access to electricity whatsoever.

Zorlu Energy Group spokesperson said they will build the very first wind farm in Pakistan as well. The first phase is expected to be completed by January, 2009, and will provide electricity to 60,000 households. The plant will reach it’s full 50 MW capacity with the second phase. Plans are in place to eventually increase the farm’s capacity to 300 WM, which is comparable to the abilities of the Kanupp nuclear power plant. Even with the nuclear plant, half of the country has been subject to blackouts, further reinforcing the need for this wind farm.

Several risks are involved in a project of this kind in this location. There is considerable political risk, and the project must be prepared to weather social unrest, terroist attack, natural disasters… and yet most of this would also be true anywhere in the world, including southern California. Furthermore, the bureaucracy of Pakistan is very friendly towards alternative energy sources. and investors enjoy a transparent regulatory environment.

Pakistan’s combined generation is currently at 20K MW. 61% is produced by public sector, while 39 % is produced by private investors. Pakistan welcomes alternative energy potentials.

Zorlu Holding is one of the largest and leading groups in Turkey and it has been active in the energy sector through the nine companies of the Zorlu Energy Group since 1993.

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6 Responses to “Pakistan Gets First Wind Turbine”

  1. nabeel on December 20th, 2008 5:10 pm

    i make small wind turbine at home which makes 12 volts

  2. Murtaza on April 21st, 2009 9:32 am

    I m feel of required of other place for instalation personel use .
    Good start of PPP Govt to Wind / Solar Instalation I m Like this . I hope for this expended of prodect of all in approuch in Pakistan. Therefore requested of govt help of marketing soport.
    Thanking
    S.Murtaza Hassan

  3. Syed Shah on September 9th, 2010 2:25 am

    There are many ways of addressing the issue of energy crunch. One of the most important is for the government to announce an encouraging Power Purchase Agreement PPA. We are offering solutions to companies and individuals when if they install they will use power for themselves and the excess power they give to the grid. The moment the government announces a good rate then people will invest in energy and then see the difference. The Energy Shortage will vanish and we will be a surplus Energy Producing Country. It is high time some innovative solutions are needed. For example just give me 31,000 acres of totally waste land any where in Sindh and Baluchistan and I will generate 5,000 MW of electricity. Our shortfall is 4,500 MW. The cost could be as low as Rs. 5 per unit. So we will be 500 MW excess. It will give a fillip to industry too.

  4. Latif Khokhar on November 15th, 2010 7:09 am

    The survival of nations mainly depends upon the sources of energy they have. We are presently largly depending on the expensive oil and that too through import– ignoring hydel and wind generation which has wide potential in Pakistan i.e we can generate 50000 MWs through utilizing hydel resources and 131000 MWS through wind. Both of the sources are the cheapest ways of producing electricity. One of my friends Mr.Akhtar is also designing a wind turbines which will be unique in the world. Await our further progress and prays for us. Thanks.

  5. Saleh on March 22nd, 2011 7:25 pm

    Traditional Energy source is depleting faster than expected beacuse of Economic Globilization. There is No choice, we must develop wind and solar enery to survive as country and Nation. or alternative energy source. It will be wise to avoid Nuclear as Energy.

  6. Saleh on March 22nd, 2011 7:26 pm

    Traditional Energy source is depleting faster than expected beacuse of Economic Globilization. There is No choice, we must develop wind and solar enery to survive as country and Nation. or alternative energy source. It will be wise to avoid Nuclear as Energy.Thank for UR time.

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