Turkey's Zorlu gets pre-licences for 200 MW of Pakistani solar - report

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July 19 (Renewables Now) - A unit of Turkish energy company Zorlu Enerji (IST:ZOREN) has announced on Tuesday that it got the needed pre-licences to build two 100-MW solar parks in Pakistan, Anadolu Agency reports.

The projects will be developed by Zorlu Energy Electricity Generation Co’s units Zorlu Sun Power Limited and Zorlu Renewable Pakistan Limited. They entered into a goodwill agreement with the Punjab state government in late February, the report says.

In January, local media said that Zorlu Enerji and the Punjab government had agreed on the construction of a 100-MW solar power plant at Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park in Bahawalpur. Under the terms of the deal the plant was to be completed in six months and should sell electricity at a rate of USD 0.06 (EUR 0.052) per kWh.  

Anadolu Agency now said that the two new solar parks will increase the company’s solar capacity in Pakistan to 300 MW.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.868)

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