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Pakistan: Oracle Power and CET launch grid study for 1.3GW wind, solar and BESS project


Developer Oracle Power and China Electric Power Equipment and Technology (CET) are looking to develop and build a 1.3GW project combining solar, wind and battery energy storage system (BESS) technology in Pakistan.

London-listed Oracle announced this week that it had begun a grid interconnection study for the proposed project in Jhimpir, Sindh Province, Pakistan. The proposed site will include an 800MW solar PV plant, a 500MW wind project and a “suitable” BESS of undisclosed size.

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Power system analysis and planning firm Power Planners International will undertake the study on behalf of Oracle and its development partner, CET, a subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China.

Oracle CEO Naheed Memon said: “This study will complete our feasibility study package for the power plant and will be instrumental in propelling us into the FEED (front-end engineering design) stage. Additionally, it will help to lay the groundwork for future confirmation of potential off-take and financing arrangements.”

The FEED process is a study phase that estimates the technical requirements and overall likely cost of a project.

This is Oracle’s second planned project planned in Pakistan with a state-owned Chinese partner. In April last year, the company signed a cooperation agreement with energy company PowerChina for a 1GW solar PV project, also in the Sindh province.

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