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    New wind power for Gawadar

    Is wind power efficent???
    http://www.balochistanpost.com

    New Zealand to install wind power project in Gwadar

    By our correspondent

    GWADAR: The New Zealand government has decided to install a Wind Turbine Project in Gwadar district at a cost of US $67,257. The project will meet the basic power needs and establish a community organization which will operate, maintain and manage the project.


    Remote communities in some coastal areas of Gwadar do not have access to electricity which is a bottleneck to development in the area. In 1999 the ministry of science and technology sent a mission to investigate the potential for generating electricity from renewable resources which found potential for wind power along the coast.


    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the Balochistan government with the assistance of Global Environmental Facility (GEF) found a number of sub-projects for funding. The GEF expressed willingness to work with community groups to develop this resource and joined hands with the Rural Community Development Council (RCDC).


    Seed funding was sought from external sources to launch a programme of community- managed wind power generation. Based in New Zealand Empower Consultant Limited (ECL) applied to the Asia Development Assistance Facility for funds and technical assistance to work with RCDC. The EPA, GEF, RCDC and the New Zealand team members worked together with community members in Gwadar district and selected Chaib Kalmaty village, located about 25km from Gwadar as the site for the Wind Turbine project.


    After the completion of the project enterprise will pay the capital cost back to the organization out of the revenue generated from selling the electricity to consumers. The funds will maintain the first installation and help with installation costs for the next site.


    The New Zealand team is expected to arrive by the month's end to install the project in the village.


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    good news, I also heard same news for Karachi as well that some swedish company want to run wind power turbines on costal sites. Are you aware any such thing??

    The wind power is evinroment friendly way of gernerating power which we need desprately in asian countries.

    Thanks for sharing.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Insaaniat:
      good news, I also heard same news for Karachi as well that some swedish company want to run wind power turbines on costal sites. Are you aware any such thing??

      The wind power is evinroment friendly way of gernerating power which we need desprately in asian countries.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Thats a $2B (total of $11B) project being negociated with a swedish power company. Its even bigger then Hubco which was $1.5B. It will be nation wide not only in coastal areas.

      jang
      Swedish firm offers $11 bn
      investment in wind energy sector

      By Ali Raza

      LAHORE: The Federal government is seriously considering the offer of a
      Swedish company which is prepared to invest $11 billion in the
      installation of 10,000 MW wind power generating stations all over the
      country.

      Sources in the Federal Ministry of Water and Power informed The News
      that Swedish company Milergo submitted the mentioned offer to the
      Chief Executive Secretariat which was later sent to the chairman Wapda
      who held several meetings with company's Managing Director Andrew Star
      Mos and its energy experts to discuss the proposal in detail.

      The company in the first phase, will install a 1,000 MW wind energy
      power station in Karachi with a tentative cost of $1 billion, while in
      the second phase it will construct different stations of 9,000 MW
      capacity all over the country with a tentative cost of $10 billion,
      the sources said.

      The initial work on the first phase of the project might start in the
      next six months and would be completed in three years, the sources
      said, adding that the entire project would be completed in year 2020
      enabling Pakistan to export electricity to its neighbouring countries.

      During the first phase, the company would train local manpower and
      transfer technology, the sources said, adding that during the second
      phase 75 per cent components of the project would be manufactured and
      developed with local resources creating more than 20,000 jobs.

      The project, if approved and completed, will be the largest
      wind-driven turbine scheme in the world, the sources claimed,
      informing that presently 20 per cent of the world's electricity is
      being generated with wind.

      Talking about the proposed tariff of the company, the sources said
      that the company had chalked out its tariff in local currency, which
      would be between Rs 1.30 to Rs 1.40 per unit, while all the other IPPs
      charged their tariff in the US currency, which was raised with every
      devaluation of the Pakistan rupee.

      According to the sources, installation of wind energy power plants
      will also enable Wapda to reduce its RFO and gas budget, which
      consumes a major chunk of its budget. Besides, the wind energy plants
      are completely safe and environment-friendly and will promotes a
      pollution-free atmosphere.

      The sources disclosed that apart from setting up the wind energy power
      plants, the Swedish company would also invest $120 million through its
      Social Action Programme.

      It had also offered the government to install desalination plants and
      plants for converting sea water into drinking water in Karachi, which
      would be enough to meet the local requirements as well as for export
      to the Gulf countries, the sources said.



      [This message has been edited by Abdali (edited August 09, 2001).]

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