Lucky Cement intends to sell 20 MW of electricity to PESCO
20thMarch , PeshawarLucky Cement Limited, Pakistan’s largest cement producer, having its cement plants in Karachi and DarraPezu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), intends to sell additional electricity to the electric supply companies of KPK Province through its Plant in Darra Pezu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).
According to company official, Lucky Cement is in negotiations with Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) for selling 15 to 20 MW of power, which could help overcoming the severe power crisis in Lakki Marwat and Dera Ismail Khan, the surrounding areas of Lucky Cement’s Plant.
Lucky Cement has its own power generation units at both the production facilities of Karachi and Pezu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. These power generation units are capable of producing around 175 Mega Watts of electricity all together and since 2010 both the plants have installed state-of-the-art Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) systems that are contributing an additional 22 MW of electricity converted out of the wasted heat it captures and reuses to produce energy.
Lucky Cement, with the ability and capacity to contribute to the energy needs of the country, is much willing to sell the excess electricity to the Government of KPK. According to the sources, the decision to purchase electricity from Lucky Cement lies with PESCO as the cement company has readily available power to sell.
This also demonstrates that there are ways to resolve the current energy crisis in the country, if the Government is seriously willing to resolve the same.