Thar (Agencies): About 330MW electricity has been added to the national grid after the Thar Coal Power Project started production.
Chief Executive Officer of Engropowergen Thar limited SM Zafar Syed told the media that another power plant of 330 megawatts will also start producing electricity from next month.
He said that out of the total area of 21,000 square kilometers, Thar has coal deposits in at least 9,500 square kilometers. The 175 billion tonnes of coal found here makes it the world’s fourth largest coal reserve. Just two blocks of coal can equal to two billion tonnes.
Stepping towards Powerful Pakistan, #Engro has made history by successfully synchronizing the 330MW power plant on #TharCoal. This great achievement is a validation of Thar Coal being suitable for electricity production. #TharBadleGaPakistanMarch 19, 2019
Syed said that Thar Coal Block-II has the capacity of producing five thousand megawatts of electricity which will be available on low rates.
Warmest congratulations! Thar Coal block II power plant successfully synchronized the first of the two units. It is a joint venture by Engro & CMEC under CPEC. It has made history as Pakistan is now producing electricity by Thar coal. @CathayPak @ForeignOfficePk @CPEC_Official pic.twitter.com/NCQnTsgguz— Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 (@zlj517) March 19, 2019
According to the spokesperson, the electricity production from Thar’s coal is a historic feat and the decision was taken three months ago. He also added that the amount of electricity produced from coal will increase in the coming days and initially only 330 megawatts have been added.