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1000 MW Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park

1000 MW Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park

Reducing the reliance on fossil fuels in generation of electricity and to overcome the ever expanding gap between energy production and demand in Pakistan.
Themes
  • Energy
  • Solar power
Location

Pakistan, Asia

Case Summary

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 solar energy electricity generation. 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.

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