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November 23, 2021

Karachi Waste-to-Energy Plant, Pakistan

By Carmen

Karachi Waste-to-Energy Plant is a 250MW biopower project. It is planned in Sindh, Pakistan. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2024 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2025.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 250 250 Announced Sindh, Pakistan Engro Energy; K-Electric

Description

The project is being developed by Engro Energy and K-Electric. These companies also have ownership stakes in the project.

Refuse which is a kind of municipal solid waste will be used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2024. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2025.

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About K-Electric

K-Electric Ltd (KE) is a vertically integrated electric utility. It generates, procures, transmits and distributes electricity. The company produces power using coal, gas and fuel sources; and has power purchase agreements from various independent power producers, the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant, Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and Central Power Purchasing Agency (Guarantee) limited. K-Electric also provides energy conservation and energy efficiency services such as energy conservation awareness campaigns, energy audits and power factor improvement. It supplies electricity to industrial, commercial, government, agricultural and residential customers in Sindh and Balochistan provinces. K-Electric is headquartered in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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