Pakistan’s first ever 50MW wind power project came alive on December 24, 2012 in Jhampir, near Thatta. It is a step further for Pakistan in working toward achieving energy independence and environment-friendly energy practices. The inauguration of the project was done by the President of Pakistan. Thatta has been termed as the future Wind Power Centre of Pakistan. The President remarked the historical and cultural importance of Thatta to Pakistan. Now with the wind power project, Thatta’s importance will increase even more.
This wind power project at Thatta is first in the series of other planned projects for Gharo-Keti Bandar Wind Corridor. The other projects have been promised to get into functional phase very soon. Although at present, Pakistan is highly dependent on its fuel imports, but there is always a first step on a journey and for Pakistan’s future environmental protection, even this small wind power project means a lot.
With an increasing population of the country and the developmental stages that it is going through, fuel needs are bound to rise. Instead of decreasing those needs, Pakistan can work on many such environment-friendly energy sources and on renewable energy sources. Private investment into Pakistan’s wind power projects can also be a prospect that the government should look into. The Thatta wind power project has been set to power the industrial zone in the city.
Such organisations as FFC Energy Limited and Alternative Energy Development Board came together to make this project happen, however, there is a need of more such energy projects. Along with this project, the First Wind Farm in Pakistan was also launched. With the help of many such projects, Pakistan can solve its energy crisis. These and many other projects like these can also bring Pakistan into a responsible countries list who help protect environment with best practices and policies.