Federal Minister for Energy (Power Division), Engineer Khurram Dastagir Khan here Thursday said the government was promoting renewable energy sources including wind, hydro power, coal, solar and bio-energy in order to make Pakistan self-sufficient in electricity for speedy economic growth and development.
He was addressing after inspecting the construction work on a high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station at tehsil Azakhel Bala in Nowshera district.
The minister also laid the foundation stone of 500KV HVAC grid station at Nowshera. He was accompanied by Managing Director National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC), Engr Dr Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan, senior officers of Wapda and Peshawar Electricity Supply Company (PESCO) besides other authorities associated with the mega project.
The Nowshera converter station was being constructed under CASA-1000 Project for transmission of 1,300 megawatt inexpensive, clean and environment friendly electricity from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan via Afghanistan to Pakistan.
CASA-1000 Project is a great example of mutual cooperation of governments of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan aimed at to harness clean energy.
Source : The Express Tribune