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Power Plant Project

This grid-connected combined cycle power plant project in Qadirpur is utilizing permeate gas.

PROJECT GOALS

This project introduces a state-of-the-art technology in Pakistan

The purpose of the Project Activity is the implementation of a new combined cycle power plant (CCPP) with a gross capacity of 223.8 MW and a net output capacity of 216.8 MW at Qadirpur in the Ghotki district of Sindh, Pakistan.

The CCPP utilizes permeate gas, which is supplied from the nearby located Qadirpur gas field, owned by the Pakistan Oil & Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL). Electricity generated by the CCPP is supplied to the national electricity grid. The permeate gas has a net calorific value of around 700 Btu/scf (26.08 MJ/Nm3) and a methane content of 67%.

PROJECT BENEFITS & SDGS

The Project Will Serve to:

Help the government in satisfying the increasing demand for electricity in the country.

Сreate additional jobs during the construction period of the CCPP.

Сontribute to the local capacity building, and facilitate possible replications of this type of projects.

The ´No-Action´ option, if chosen, would prevent the country from exploring the potential to increase its wasteful power production.

Introduce a state-of-the-art technology to a country with significant green development needs.

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Project Challenge

Challenge

In the absence of the Project Activity (pre-project scenario) the permeate gas would have been flared and electricity been generated by the operation of grid-connected fossil fuelled power plants and by the addition of new, heavily polluting generation sources.

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Project ACTIONS

Actions Taken

The Project Activity is categorized in the sectoral scope 1 – Energy Industries (renewable – / non-renewable sources) and realizes greenhouse gas emission reductions by the substitution of carbon intensive grid electricity by means of less carbon intensive permeate gas based electricity production. The total estimated emission reductions associated with the Project Activity over the crediting period of 10 years are 4,670,410 tCO2.

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Project RESULTS

Results

The Project Activity contributes to sustainable development by the following means:

– The CCPP will help the government in supplying the increasing demand for electricity in the country without boosting greenhouse gas emissions. The installation of the CCPP will further enhance the power supply to the local area, making power supply more reliable and therefore improve the quality of services.

– The Project Activity has created additional jobs during the construction period of the CCPP, which accelerated the regional development. During the peak construction period up to 3,000 people were working on site, out of which 1,500 were Pakistanis and more than half of them were employed from the local community.

– Moreover, the Project Activity introduces a state-of-the-art technology to a country with serious development needs. It will strongly contribute to the local capacity building, and it will facilitate possible replications of this type of projects.

– The ´No-Action´ option, if chosen, would prevent the country from exploring the potential to increase its power production by means of utilizing a waste gas product (permeate gas otherwise flared) and instead using more carbon intensive fuels such as residual fuel oil or in the future, coal for electricity generation.

Csaba Sinka

PROJECT LEAD

Csaba Sinka

Csaba is responsible for trading environmental commodities and managing client flows. Prior to his current role, he was Derivatives Trader at MOL Group for almost 6 years where he managed various commodity positions (i.e.: power, natural gas, Brent) and was responsible for implementing carbon trading strategies. He obtained his master’s degree in economics at Corvinus University of Budapest, and he also studied at Universidade da Coruna in Spain.