Siemens Gamesa said last week that it has secured orders for eight new wind farms in Pakistan, with a total capacity of 410 MW.
Pakistan is building out electricity generating capacity while battling power blackouts. Siemens Gamesa will supply, install and commission 205 units of Siemens Gamesa 2.X turbines for eight projects with a combined capacity of 410 MW. Two of the eight projects have begun construction, with commissioning expected in November 2020 and February 2021 respectively.
Once operational, these eight wind farms should significantly alleviate the power shortage in Pakistan where 40 million residents have no access to electricity supply. Estimated completion date is 2021.
As a country heavily reliant on imported natural gas and oil for power generation, Pakistan is now promoting renewable sources with a focus on wind and solar, which are now the cheapest sources of power in the country. The Pakistani government aims to boost modern renewable energy in its energy mix to 30% by 2030.