November 12, 2019: The National Assembly was informed on Monday that the government is planning to generate 8000 megawatts of electricity through renewable energy by 2025.
Replying to a question during Question Hour, Minister for Power Division Omer Ayub Khan said eleven wind energy based projects have been approved to generate affordable electricity.
The Minister said that around eighty-five percent electricity will be produced through domestic resources to provide the commodity on affordable rates to the consumers in Pakistan.
Omer Ayub informed that a total of thirty-three renewable energy projects with the cumulative capacity of over 1,716 megawatts were developed during the tenure of last two governments.
He said these renewable energy based power generation projects have been developed by Private sector investors and no government funds or expenditure is involved in this regard.
Answering another question, Omer Ayub Khan said that eighteen exploratory wells have so far been drilled in the offshore area but unfortunately all of them found dry.