Optimal Energy Mix: Pakistan targets raising the share of renewables

Pakistan’s power supply had been unreliable for many years in the past. To address this problem, huge investments were made in the recent past for increasing the power generation capacity in Pakistan. Source-wise, the largest share of around 25,098 MW comes from thermal, while the second largest share of 9,915 MW comes from hydro. Renewables account for around 5 per cent of the capacity, with 1,248 MW of wind, 530 MW of solar, 369 MW of bagasse.

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