PRIVATE POWER & INFRASTRUCTURE BOARD

 

GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN

MINISTRY OF WATER & POWER

   
  ACHIEVEMENTS

 

  • Successfully managed to induct 27 independent private power projects (IPPs) totaling about 6870 MW
  • Attracted an investment of around US$ 7 billion.
  • Attracted leading international /  local investors and lenders to the Pakistan Power Sector
  • Contributed in development of domestic capital markets.

o  Supported  economic growth and enhanced power supply.

A.        COMMISSIONED IPPs PRIOR TO AND UNDER 1994 POWER POLICY

S. No

Project Name

Gross /

Installed Capacity (MW)

1

Hub Power Project*

1292

2

AES  Lalpir Limited

362

3

AES Pak Gen.  (Pvt)  Limited

365

4

Altern Energy Limited

29

5

Fauji Kabirwala Power Company

157

6

Gul Ahmed Energy Ltd. (GAEL)

136

7

Habibullah Coastal Power (Pvt) Co.

140

8

Japan Power Generation (Pvt) Limited

120

9

Kohinoor Energy Limited

131

10

Liberty Power Project

235

11

Rousch (Pakistan) Power Limited

412

12

Saba Power Company Limited

114

13

Southern Electric Power Company Limited

135

14

Tapal Energy Limited

126

15

Uch Power Limited

586

  Total  4340 
* Hub Power Project was processed prior to 1994
B.  COMMISSIONED IPPs PURSUANT
      TO POWER POLICY 2002

and six (06) oil based) having a cumulative capacity of 2,530 MW have been commissioned since March 2009, which are playing their role in bridging the existing power demand supply gap by supplying reliable power to the national grid. The list of these projects is as follows:

Pursuant to Power Policy 2002, a total of twelve (12) new power projects  (six (06) gas based

S. No

Project Name

Gross / Installed Capacity (MW)

1

AttockGen Power Project

165

2

Sheikhupura (Atlas) Power Project

225

3

Engro Power Project

227

4

Sahiwal (Saif) Power Project

229

5

Orient Power Project

229

6

Nishat Power Project

200

7

Nishat Chunian Power Project

200

8

Muridke (Sapphire) Power Project

225

9

Liberty Power Tech Project

200

10

Hub Power Company Limited

220

11

Foundation Power Company (Daharki) Limited

185

12

Halmore Power Generation Company Limited

225

 

TOTAL

2530 

Gas Based IPPs

Following Six (6) IPP projects, having a net cumulative generation capacity of 1320 MW, are based on gas:

  •     227 MW Engro Power Project at Qadirpur, Sindh

  •     229 MW Orient Power Project at Balloki, Punjab

  •     229 MW Saif Power Project at Sahiwal, Punjab

  •     225 MW Sapphire Power Project at Muridke, Punjab

  •     185 MW Foundation Power Project at Daharki, Sindh

  •     225 MW Halmore Power Project at Bhikki, Punjab

 

 Oil Based IPPs

Following six (6) IPPs, having a net cumulative capacity of 1210 MW, are based on oil:

  • 225 MW Atlas Power Project, near Sheikhupura, Punjab

  • 165 MW AttockGen Power Project at Morgah, Rawalpindi, Punjab

  • 200 MW Nishat Chunian Power Project near Lahore, Punjab

  • 200 MW Nishat Power Project near Lahore, Punjab

  • 200 MW Liberty Power Tech near Faisalabad, Punjab

  • 220 MW HUBCO Narowal Power Project at Narowal, Punjab

 C.  PROJECTS EXPECTED TO BE
       COMMISSIONED BY 2011

   

 
D.   PROGRESS ON COAL
       BASED POWER PROJECTS
 
  • 1200 MW Imported Coal Power Project

A 1,200 MW imported coal based integrated jetty cum power plant project is being processed by PPIB with M/s AES Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. (US based firm) as sponsors. On issuance of LOI by PPIB the Feasibility Study of the project has been successfully completed.  The project is planned to be located in the coastal region of Balochistan adjacent to Gadani Ship-breaking yard. The tariff of the AES project has been determined by NEPRA and the project company is in the process of finalizing the EPC contractor. 

  • 300 MW Imported Coal Power Project

Request for Proposal (RFP) document for a 300 MW Imported Coal Based power generation project (HESCO Area) through ICB was prepared and the project was advertised in the international and national press.  

Major Coal Projects Being Processed by PPIB: 
  •  1200-2400 MW Imported Coal Project

Development of RFP documents for 1,200-2,400 MW Imported Coal power project near Karachi through ICB is in progress.

  •  Indigenous Coal based Power Projects under process
  • 205 MW Integrated Coal mining cum Power Project at Sonda-Jherruk by M/s Dadabhoy Hydrocarbon Energy Ltd. Pakistan

  • 405 MW Coal Mining and Power Proposal at Sonda-Jherruk by CMC China.

  • 1,200 MW Integrated Coal Power Project at Thar Block II by SECMC.

  • Development of Security Packages for Coal based projects

 

Standardized security documents i.e. IA, PPA for Coal based power projects have been developed in coordination with the power purchaser.

  • 1200 MW Imported Coal Project by AES

 

  • 300 MW Imported Coal Project through ICB  

 

  • 1200-2400 MW Imported Coal Power Project through ICB

 

  • 205 MW Integrated Coal mining cum Power Project at Sonda-Jherruk by M/s Dadabhoy Hydrocarbon Energy Ltd. Pakistan.

 

  • 405 MW Coal Mining and Power Proposal at Sonda-Jherruk by CMC China.

 

  • 1200 MW Integrated Coal Power Project at Thar Block II by SECMC. 

 

E.   PROGRESS ON COGENERATION
       PROJECTS
 

For facilitation of potential investors, PPIB compiled and published comprehensive Brochure on National Policy for Power Co-Generation by Sugar Industry and Guidelines for investors. Assistance was extended to Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA) in developing Co-Gen Policy for Sugar Mills. In light of Co-Gen Policy, PSMA submitted tariff petition to NEPRA and PPIB provided cooperation/support to PSMA in obtaining tariff. Accordingly, NEPRA announced indicative tariff for PSMA. Six cogeneration projects have been registered by PPIB and are being processed under the Co-Gen Policy: 

  • 80 MW Co-Generation Power Project by JDW Sugar Mills Ltd. NEPRA has also determined the tariff for the project.

  • 65 MW Co-Generation Power Project by Chistia Sugar Mills Ltd.

  • 100 MW Co-Generation Power Project by Fatima Sugar Mills Ltd.

  • 60 MW Co-Generation Power Project by Janpur Energy Ltd.

  • 100 MW Co-Generation Power Project by Ramzan Energy Ltd.

  • 120 MW Co-Generation Power Project by Dewan Energy Ltd.

F.   HYDROPOWER PROJECTS 
  •  Construction Starts for New Bong Hydropower Project

PPIB has accomplished a landmark achievement with the Financial Closing of its first hydro IPP. The 84 MW New Bong Escape Hydropower Project of Laraib Energy Limited (with major shareholding of HUBCO) achieved Financial Close on 4th December 2009. New Bong Hydropower Project is Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir's first Hydropower project in private sector and has been termed "Project Finance Middle East Deal of the Year" by Euromoney  in year 2009.The power project is located 7.5 km downstream of Mangla Dam, in Azad Jammu & Kashmir and is expected to be commissioned by May 2013. The New Bong Escape Hydropower Project assumes further importance because of its security package which has been prepared by PPIB, and it has been accepted by international investors and lenders and will now form the basis for other hydropower projects to come.

PPIB's Landmark Achievement in Hydel Projects


84 MW New Bong, the first hydel IPP in Pakistan/AJ&K is under construction


A great Credit for PPIB in achieving the Financial Close of the Project by securing investment through ADB, IDB, IFC, Parparco and Local Banks.


The Project Provides tested model for projects' financing through leading financial institutions The Project was declared as "Project Finance Middle East Deal of the Year" by Euromoney 

Furthermore, the tariff mechanism prepared by PPIB and NEPRA with consultation of all stakeholders is now the basis for tariff determination for future hydropower IPPs in Pakistan. This project will open doors for quick implementation of a portfolio of hydroelectric projects under process by PPIB.

An artistic impression of 84 MW New Bong Hydropower project

  •  LETTERS OF SUPPORT (LOS)/FINANCIAL CLOSING

PPIB has issued LOS to four hydropower projects with a cumulative capacity of 1187 MW namely,

  • 100 MW Kotli Hydropower Project near Kotli, AJ&K

  • 100 MW Gulpur Hydropower Project near Kotli, AJ&K

  • 147 MW Patrind Hydropower Project near Muzaffarabad, AJ&K.

  • 840 MW Suki Kinari Hydropower Project near Mansehra, KPK.

It is expected that Financial Close of these projects will be achieved in year 2011 resulting in commissioning by 2015.

  • COMPLETION OF FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Feasibility studies of five hydropower projects with a cumulative capacity of 2,322 MW have been completed by their respective sponsors and approved by Panel of Experts (POE). The projects include:

  • 1,100 MW Kohala Project near Muzaffarabad, AJ&K (Reviewed and Updated)

  • 720 MW Karot Hydropower Project , Near Rawalpindi, Punjab

  • 215 MW Asrit-Kedam Hydropower Project, Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

  • 157 MW Madian Hydropower Project, Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

  • 130 MW Sehra Hydropower Project, Near Kotli, AJ&K

PPIB has advised the sponsors to approach NEPRA for tariff determination for the Projects. To date, NEPRA has determined the tariff for Suki Kinari Project. PPIB will issue LOS to the sponsors of Suki Kinari after fulfillment of the certain pre-requisites.

  • FEASIBILITY STUDIES UNDER PROCESS

The feasibility studies of three hydropower projects with a cumulative capacity of 1,270 MW are under process and expected to be completed in 2011. These projects are:

  • 500 MW Chakothi- Hattian Hydropower Project, Muzaffarabad, AJ&K

  • 222 MW Azad Pattan Hydropower Project, Near Azad Pattan, AJ&K

  • 548 MW Kaigah Hydropower Project, Kohistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

  •  CASCADE STUDY FOR HYDEL PROJECTS ON JHELUM AND SWAT RIVERS

In order to utilize the available head to its maximum and to safeguard the interests of the sponsors of cascade type projects PPIB conducted the Cascade Studies for the hydropower projects on Jhelum and Swat Rivers and same is being proved extremely useful in exploitation of available hydropower potential to its maximum possible limits.

  • HYDROPOWER RESOURCES OF PAKISTAN

In 2004 PPIB prepared a report namely "Pakistan Hydropower Potential".  The status of hydropower projects in operation or under implementation in public or private sectors along with details of raw hydropower project sites in all regions of Pakistan was provided in the Report. The Report was very well received and appreciated by all the concerned stakeholders especially by the Investors as the same was used as Reference Document on Hydropower Potential in Pakistan.

Recently, considering significant development in hydropower sector and identification of new hydropower potential sites, it was realized that the Report needs to be updated by incorporating current status of the hydropower projects which are in various phases of implementation along with addition of raw sites identified later on.

In this context, the data/information received from all concerned agencies dealing in hydropower projects vis-a-vis WAPDA, SHYDO, GOAJ&K, PPDB, Water & Power Department of Gilgit-Baltistan as well as available with PPIB was reviewed the Report was updated to the current status of hydropower resources in all region of Pakistan. Upon completion it is found that total hydropower potential in the country is increased to 60,000 MW from the previous Potential of 41,000 MW. Accordingly, the Report with its new title "Hydropower Resources of Pakistan" has been prepared and presently is in printing process.

 

G.        EARLIER ICB INITIATIVES

 

            UNDERTAKEN BY PPIB

 

PPIB conducted various rounds of International Competitive Bidding (ICB) since 2008 for setting up IPPs. In this regard PPIB finalized the Requests for Proposal (RFPs) on urgent basis in-house after thorough deliberations with all concerned stakeholders.

PPIB has been able to make ICB a success for the first time and that too without outside support. Upon solicitation of bids for IPPs, PPIB received tremendous response from various local and foreign investors in setting up IPPs. Brief details are as follows:

  • 500 MW IPP Projects each at Dadu and Faisalabad (March 2008)

PPIB invited Bids through ICB for upto 500 MW IPP projects each at Dadu and Faisalabad. Since only two bids were received, this initiative was abandoned by the GOP.

  •  1000 MW IPP Power Projects on Fast Track basis (May 2008)

PPIB invited Bids through ICB for upto 1,000 MW IPP projects. Three Bids with a cumulative capacity of about 900 MW were approved by the competent authority.

 

  •     Fast Track IPP Projects (September 2008)

PPIB invited bids for IPP projects. Competent authority approved three (3) IPPs with a cumulative capacity of 970 MW. Due to refusal of NEPRA to approve these projects, the projects approved under this initiative could not be further processed.

 

 
 
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