Tanveer opens 5.04mw solar power plant at POF Sanjwal

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Rana Tanveer Hussain Federal Minister for Defence Production inaugurated Solar Power Plant at POF Sanjwal on Tuesday. Its generation capacity is 5.04 MW & it is the largest captive solar plant in any industrial unit in Pakistan.
The power generated by this plant will be utilized for POF Sanjwal Factory which will cater for as much as 50% requirement of POF Sanjwal during working hours of the factory. The surplus power generation will be injected in the national grid on basis of Net-Metering after working hours of POF Sanjwal & on holidays while talking to media personnel, Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain remarked that POF’s efforts towards self sufficiency in power sector by setting up-solar Power Plant at POF Sanjwal are appreciable and termed it a great achievement.
He further mentioned, that other defence production organizations should follow the foot steps of POF as the solar is the cheap source of energy and it will not only help reduce the cost of products but also keep the production process un-interrupted. Moreover, it will also reduce the load on national grid and is environment friendly source of power generation.
This Solar Power Plant has been designed, installed & commissioned by M/s. HBKCS Hong Kong & completed two months prior to the scheduled time.
Lt Gen Omar Mahmood Hayat, HI(M) Chairman POF Board, Lt Gen (R) Syed Muhammad Awais Secy MoDP & senior officers of Pakistan Ordnance Factories were also present on this occasion. Caption photo: Rana Tanveer Hussain Federal Minister for Defence Production is unveiling the plaque for inauguration of 5 MW Solar Power Plant at POF Sanjw.

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