Gul Ahmed starts 50MW wind power production
July 15, 2018

Gul Ahmed Wind Power Limited commences commercial operations

Gul Ahmed Wind Power Limited (“Project”), a 50MW wind power generation plant, located in Jhimpir, Thatta, Sindh has commenced its commercial operations on October 18, 2016. The Project will now be dispatching electricity to Central Power Purchaser Agency (CPPA) as an Independent Power Producer. It aims at providing a sustainable tariff at a fixed price for a period of 20 years, by installing twenty state of the art, German-manufactured wind turbines of 2.5 MW each by Nordex.

The Projects management appreciates and is thankful for the joint efforts of Alternative Energy Development Board, Government of Sindh, Ministry of Water & Power, National Electric Power Regulation Authority, National Transmission &Despatch Company & Central Power Purchasing Authority for providing their continued support in allowing the project to reach this ground-breaking milestone.

The Project sponsors include Gul Ahmed Energy Limited, one of Pakistan’s paramount business groups, the InfraCo Asia Indus Wind Pte. Ltd out of Singapore and International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. The Company’s CEO, Iqbal Alimohamed, commented that this is the first of many wind projects of the group to tackle the electricity shortage. He further added that this is a remarkable effort by the private sector to come forth to face the challenges currently being encountered by the country and applauds the initiative to enhance power generation through clean and renewable sources.