LAHORE - Utilization of wind and other renewable sources of energy for power generation can make Pakistan a developed nation and help overcoming energy crises.

Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) has planed to help produce over 1500MW of wind power in the next two years.  To meet its diversification and environment protection policy, Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited (FFC) is pioneering wind power plants in Pakistan. A 50MW wind energy farm (FFC Energy Ltd.) has recently launched operations.

Managing Director of FFC Lt General R Khalid Naeem Lodhi, in a statement released here on Thursday, said Thatta corridor presented a good wind resource and theoretically over 48,000MW could be generated there.

Pakistan has planned to induct clean green renewable and alternative energy in its energy mix which is currently heavily dependent on polluting fuel oil which costs over $12 billion in imports.