Power Plant Project
This grid-connected combined cycle power plant project in Qadirpur is utilizing permeate gas.
This project introduces a state of the art technology
The purpose of the Project Activity is the implementation of a new combined cycle power plant (CCPP) with a gross plant 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 will utilize 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:
The CCPP will help the government in coping with the increasing demand for electricity in the country
The Project Activity will create additional jobs during the construction period of the CCPP
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 wasteful power production
The Project Activity introduces a state of the art technology to a country with development needs.
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 power plants and by the addition of new generation sources.
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 (10 years) are 4,670,410 tCO2, with an annual average of 467,041 tCO2 /yr.
The Project Activity contributes to sustainable development by the following means:
– The CCPP will help the government in coping with the increasing demand for electricity in the country without increasing greenhouse gas emissions. The erection 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 will also create additional jobs during the construction period of the CCPP, which will strengthen the regional development. It is expected that during the peak construction period up to 3,000 people will be working on site, out of which 1,500 are Pakistanis and more than half of them are employed from the local community. During normal operation of the CCPP, after the construction period, approximately 175 are expected to be employed.
– Moreover, the Project Activity introduces a state of the art technology to a country with 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 is responsible for trading with 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.