Pakistan harnesses the wind, but struggles to transmit electricity
Swooping expertly under the huge moving blades, the seagulls dived into the water, the sound of their cawing drowned by the rhythmic drone of the huge machine.
Set up by the Fauji Foundation, a welfare wing of the Pakistan armed forces, the 40 mammoth towers dotting the landscape are spread across 1,656 acres in Gharo, Thatta district in the Indus delta, some 85 km north-east of the port city of Karachi.
Owned by the Foundation Wind Energy these two projects of 50 megawatts (MW) each were built at a cost of $125 million each with 66 per cent foreign loans and borrowing 33pc from local institutions.Read more…
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