STAFF REPORT ISB: With the help of hydel projects we can add over 15000 MW of hydropower in the next five years, 30,000 MW in 10 years and 50,000 MW in 15 years and we as a nation should concentrate on rigorous planning.

Experts expressed these views at a seminar on “Sustainable Energy for All” organized by SDPI in Islamabad.

Imtiaz Ali Qazilbash, former Chairman Planning Commission Working Group on Hyrdropower and Alternate Energy, said that proposed that Pakistan has identified projects for the huge potential of 60,000 MW hydropower and over 53.61maf of water storage. The initial investment on hydel projects can be between $1.5 to $2.5 million per MW. This is more than required for thermal projects.

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