Zonergy seeks licences for 900-MW Pakistani PV scheme - report

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April 22 (SeeNews) - Chinese firm Zonergy Co Ltd has filed generation licence applications with Pakistan’s National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) for the 900-MW second phase of Pakistan’s Quaid-e-Azam solar park.

Nine of the company’s units are seeking the approval of the Pakistani government to construct 100 MW of photovoltaic (PV) capacity each, The News International said Wednesday, citing officials. Each phase is valued at approximately USD 159.8 million (EUR 148.7m), meaning that the whole plant will require an aggregate investment of about USD 1.44 billion.

Specific details around the applicants and the nine 100-MW plants are available in the table below:

Subsidiary Estimated completion
Best Green Energy December 2015
Apollo Solar Development December 2015
Crest Energy January 2016
Golden Eye Solar Development July 2016
Elbel Green Energy July 2016
Flare Solar Development July 2016
High Flying Solar Development January 2017
Kind Rider Solar Development February 2017
Indigo Solar Development unspecified

Pakistan’s first utility-scale solar farm is located in the Cholistan desert near Bahawalpur city, Punjab province. The first 100-MW phase of the 1-GW scheme has already been put into operation by project company Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Ltd, according to the report.

In mid-2014, Zonergy entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to add a total of 1.8 GW of solar capacity in Punjab.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.931)

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