CCOE approves additional power supply to K-Electric

ISLAMABAD: The Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCOE), on Friday, approved proposals relating to the supply of additional power to Karachi Electric (KE) from the national grid and directed that the technical details should be finalised between the concerned parties by August 15.

The committee met in Islamabad with the Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar in the chair. The minister was briefed on the power demand and supply situation for Karachi for the next three to four years.

The CCOE also discussed the Alternative and Renewable Energy Policy 2019 and recommended the draft policy for submission to the cabinet.

The policy will subsequently be presented to the Council of Common Interests (CCI) for final approval.

The Alternate and Renewable Energy Policy 2019 envisages to protect the environment by increasing the share of green energy in the overall energy mix, reducing cost of grid power generation and by developing alternative and renewable energy related manufacturing, human resource and technology capabilities.

The CCOE was also briefed on the current status of the 1,124 Megawatt (MW) Kohala and the 700 MW Azad Pattan Hydrogen power projects.

The committee directed the Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) to submit details regarding the two projects at the earliest. 

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