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Pakistan’s renewable energy prospects discussed amid IGCEP revisions

July 18, 2021

The News International: 

Experts discussed the prospects of grid integration and locational study conducted by for energy sector of Pakistan, and major challenges for revised version of Indicative Generation Capacity Expansion Plan (IGCEP) 2030.

During a webinar held by the World Bank, Oliver Knight, senior energy specialist, the World Bank, provided insights on studies conducted by the World Bank on “Variable Renewable Energy Integration and Planning” and “Variable Renewable Energy Locational Study.”

Based on the outputs of both reports, Mr Oliver mentioned that the most optimum capacity expansion pathway for Pakistan was through increased expansion of solar and wind capacity as it would decrease the utilisation of the existing generation facilities which were no longer competitive. He stated that VRE could lead to a more diversified energy generation throughout the country and at the least cost basis. While mentioning the hydro and VRE complements, however, he said, the role of hydro was critical and its role in future would become more flexible.

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