Pakistan lags far behind India,China in wind power generation



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As Pakistan grapples with energy shortages, its neighboring countries are consistently adding wind power to its national grid. China has added 62,000 megawatts since 2001 and India 11,500 MW, while Pakistan’s first 50MW wind power projects started production only this year.

Power sector expert Mohsin Syed said India and China faced even higher energy shortages than Pakistan as their economies grew at a very rapid pace, increasing their domestic and industrial power. Their economies would have been in same dire state as that of Pakistan, had their planners showed similar lethargy as exhibited by Pakistani power planners, he added.