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Sindh contains wind energy potential

Irfan Mirza, an energy expert, has said that the costal belt of Sindh contains too much potential of wind energy.

Talking to a private news channel, he said, the present delegation of Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) headed by Elizabeth Little visit to Pakistan is a good omen and the corporation takes part in debt and equity financing taking into consideration the US strategic interest, he said.

Pakistan has well-defined wind energy corridors, which are about 340,000 megawatts.

Mirza said that Pakistan has 2.9 million megawatts of solar energy potential, besides photovoltaic opportunity. Pakistan is among a few fortunate countries that have a lot of potential of alterative and renewable energy production, he said.

The country also has natural resources of bio-fuel and cogeneration, he said, and expressed the hope that the government of Nawaz Sharif will capitalise on the renewable energy resources.

Pakistan will be in a position to export energy, besides meeting its own needs after utilising these vast opportunities of alternative energy resources, he added.

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