Greeks Bearing Gifts: Pakistan, US Sign Wind Power Generation Project

Another Rs.32 billion (~$360 million) down the drain? Of course the spin is “the project will save Pakistan $45 million per year in fuel cost”. What about saving the whole $360 million plus operating costs?

But why the sudden interest in this experimental, expensive (non) solution when better, much cheaper alternatives are available? Are we going to be the beneficiaries or is it going to be someone else?

Is it any surprise that this comes when the wind turbine industry itself is failing? Could it be that the real beneficiaries are some of these companies? Could it be we don’t think the Queen has made enough money on this scam yet?

(If we are going to go this route, ‘Why not manufacture wind turbines in Pakistan‘ is certainly a valid question to ask…)

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1 Response to “Greeks Bearing Gifts: Pakistan, US Sign Wind Power Generation Project”


  1. 1 Observer November 16, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Looks like another twisted and weird act. Normally US is not considered as supplier of wind turbines. US themselves imports such stuff from countries like Denmark, then why did PAK need to go to US?

    Apart from that I think we would be better trying some Chinese stuff instead.


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