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Coal Water Slurry: An effective way to overcome Energy Crisis

Feb 25

3:00AM to 5:00PM

SDPI, Islamabad

Entry is open to all 

(Concept Note)

The demand for energy is
outstripping the supply which has lead to extreme load shedding. The endemic
energy crisis owes to the undiversified energy mix and there is excessive
dependence on imported fuel oil for power generation. As more than 53% of the
imported petroleum products is fuel oil that is required for power generation.
To aggravate the matter last year it was found out that the imported fuel oil
was adulterated and more revenue was spent on purchasing the substandard fuel
oil. In view of that GOP decided to convert all the existing power plants
according to the specifications of Thar Coal, which means that the power plants
design will need to be completely changed inorder to run on coal, which in turn
would increase the operational and maintenance cost and cause environmental
pollution. On the contrary, coal water slurry (CWS) is a promising alternative
fuel oil as compared to the direct usage of coal in the power plants for
generation. The objective of the seminar is to know the viability of using
Coal Water Slurry and its economic and technical limitations and outcomes. We believe
that we should not only consider coal water slurry as an option but also to put
into operation

 Contact Person:

Sadia Sharif

Policy Advocacy and Outreach
Sustainable Development Policy
38, Old Embassy Road

(Atta Turk Avenue),

Ph: 051-2278134-6, Ext: 111

Fax: 051-2278135


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Mr Salman Qaisrani, Director CWS Energies Private Limited

Special Comments

Mr Arshad H. Abbasi, Senior Advisor, Water and
Energy Unit, SDPI