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…)