He sends down water from the sky, so that valleys flow according to their measure, and the flood bears on its surface swelling foam. And from that which they heat in the fire, seeking to make ornaments or utensils, comes out a foam similar to it. Thus does Allah illustrate truth and falsehood. Now, as to the foam, it goes away as rubbish, but as to that which benefits men, it stays on the earth. Thus does Allah set forth parables. (Al Quran 13:18)
Source: Business Recorder
WASHINGTON: The development of Geothermal energy resources available in all provinces of Pakistan can provide cost-effective energy for the long-term and save billions of dollars spent on import of fossil fuels, a Pakistani energy expert said.
Javed Ahmad, Chairman, Energy Foundation-Pakistan, told reporters after making a presentation on the subject at an international conference that foreign entrepreneurs have shown an interest in investing in the field.
He said with investment that will bring technology, geothermal energy could produce 5000 MWe in the initial four years up to 2017, using Co Produced Hot Waters & Capped Dry wells With Geothermal Fluids.
“The use of geothermal energy will improve the economy of Pakistan by saving billions of dollars every year for Pakistan which are being used for import of fossil fuels for power generation”, he said.
Javed Ahmad’s recommendations at the conference included carrying out a Geothermal Energy Resources Base Load Study through International Donors and setting up three pilot power projects using Geothermal Energy in Punjab, Sindh and Gilgit Baltistan.