PTA Implements Nationwide Solar Program to Reduce Electricity Costs

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is taking significant steps towards sustainability by introducing a nationwide solar power initiative.

The PTA has announced plans to install solar panel systems on all its buildings across Pakistan. This move aims to decrease the authority’s dependence on traditional electricity sources and promote cleaner energy.

Under this initiative, solar panels will be installed on various PTA buildings including its headquarters in Islamabad, hostels, and zonal offices in Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, and Karachi. These systems will have a capacity ranging from 20.5 KW to 150 KW, generating a considerable amount of clean electricity to power the PTA’s operations.

PTA officials highlight two main reasons for transitioning to solar power: cost reduction and environmental responsibility. By harnessing solar energy, the PTA expects to significantly reduce its electricity bills amid escalating costs. Moreover, this initiative contributes to Pakistan’s efforts in reducing carbon emissions and promoting environmental sustainability.

Aligned with Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s vision of converting government buildings to solar power, the PTA sets an example for other public institutions to adopt renewable energy sources.

Currently, the project is in its bidding phase. The PTA has invited qualified firms specializing in solar energy installations to propose designs and undertake the supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of net-metering-based solar PV systems.

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