Power Generation

Establishment of Punjab Power Development Board and Punjab Power Development Company

  • The Punjab Power Development Board (PPDB) and the Punjab Power Development Company (PPDC) have been established to address the power crisis in the province and to undertake power projects at a rapid pace.
  • A separate Energy Department is being established to address the energy needs of the province.

Miscellaneous Initiatives

  • The rehabilitation of the Jinnah Barrage has been completed and the rehabilitation of Taunsa and Khanki barrages is underway.
  • Small hydroelectricity projects are being initiated with private sector companies and coordination with the Federal Government is ongoing for the exploration of all forms of energy sources to bridge the gap between demand and supply in the country.
  • Coal based power generation is also being explored to meet growing energy needs.

Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Park (QASP)

Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Park is the world's largest solar park, located in Cholistan, Punjab. It has around 400,000 solar panels with a capacity to produce 1,000 MW electricity, enough to power 320,000 households.