Prime Minister to Inaugurate Pakistan’s First Coal Power Plant
LAHORE: The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Nawaz Sharif is going to inaugurate the very first of its kind coal power plant in Sahiwal. This Coal Power Project is expected to provide about 660 megawatts to the nationwide grid. The coal powered plant is more likely to relieve the country of a lengthened energy crisis.
The power plant is part of the numerous power plans the current government envisioned and performed in an effort to trounce the energy crisis ever since it came to power in 2013. The power plan would operate on imported coal.
Works on the power project were kicked off in May 2014 with a projected conclusion time of two years. The energy project is Pakistan’s first ever supercritical coal-powered plant encompassing two units each and possessing a power generation aptitude of 660-megawatt (890,000 hp).
The commencement of a succeeding phase of the power plan relies on the accomplishment of this project, under which two 1000 MW units would be appended to the existing setup. The power plant is situated some 15 kilometers in the northeast of Sahiwal.