Pakistan indigenous energy resources can produce 3,400,000MW of electricity.

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Pakistan indigenous energy resources

Pakistan has an estimated 3,400,000 MW of indigenous energy resources that could be used to generate electricity.
Pakistan’s power potential through indigenous energy resources for hydro power is estimated at 60,000 MW, wind power 346,000 MW, solar power 2,900,000 MW, bagasse cogeneration 2,000 MW, and coal power 100,000 MW, according to a joint report on Overview of Pakistan’s Power Sector and its Future Outlook, compiled by several organisations including NUST Energy Center, PCI, APCEA, CSAIL, and SDPI.
The majority of the nation’s hydro resources are found in the north, where the huge Indus river originates and other rivers and tributaries join it. In Sindh Province’s Thar, there are natural coal resources. Balochistan, Sindh, and parts of Southern Punjab are where the majority of the wind and solar resources are found.

Hydro Power

Punjab, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are possible locations for the development of the hydropower mentioned above. Following are some rivers with potential for power:

Other Rivers 9,704MW, Kunhar River 1,480MW, Kandiah River 1,006MW, Indus River 39,717MW, Jhelum River 5,624MW, Swat River 1,803MW.

The following is a list of hydropower projects in the private and public sectors that are either operating or are in various phases of development:
Projects Currently Running
9,443 MW in the public sector
Sector Private 1,051 MW
Projects Currently Being Implemented
Sector Public 19,539 MW
5,540 MW from the private sector (PPIB + provinces).
Projects with Completed Feasibility Studies: 4,345 MW
19,725 MW for raw sites
59,643 MW of total hydropower potential
Under the CPEC Framework, the following hydroelectric projects are operating or in development:

720 MW Karot Hydropower Project in Punjab on the River Jhelum
Suki Kinari Hydropower Project on the Kunhar River in KPK, 884 MW
Kohala Hydropower Project on the Jhelum River, 1,124 MW, AJK
Azad Pattan Hydropower Project on the Jhelum River, 700 MW, AJK.

Solar Energy

Pakistan is one of the lucky nations that enjoys a lot of sunshine all year long. By 2030, the GoP plans to create solar PV plants totaling more than 7,000 MW.

In Pakistan, there is a potential for wind energy of over 346,000 MW. If properly utilised, it is predicted that Pakistan’s coal deposits may produce more than 100,000 MW of power during the following 30 years. Rough estimations place Pakistan’s total coal reserves at above 185 billion tonnes.

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