April 20 (Renewables Now) - GE Renewable Energy and Hawa Energy (Pvt) Ltd have inaugurated a 50-MW wind park in Pakistan known as the Hawa Power Project, the renewables arm of General Electric (NYSE:GE) announced today.
The Hawa wind farm is located in the Gharo-Keti Bandar Wind Corridor in Jhimpir, Sindh. It consists of 29 units of GE’s 1.7-103 wind turbines that are capable of generating enough power to meet the annual consumption of over 20,000 homes.
Power China served as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project. In addition to supplying the turbines, GE Renewable Energy will also operate and maintain the machines over a period of 10 years. This is the fourth Pakistani wind farm to feature GE turbines, the company noted.
Pakistan has set a goal for renewables to account for 5% of the country’s power generation capacity by 2030.