After the completion of the 300 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in October 2023, Gwadar’s long-standing energy scarcity issue would be resolved.
According to the Gwadar 2050 Master Plan, the 300MW coal-fired Gwadar power plant would serve 150,000 local residents by the end of 2023, according to an official source who shared confidential project updates. He went on to say that the power plant was one of the important energy projects in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The project aims to improve local power supply reliability, which will aid in the resolution of power outages in the Gwadar region’s ongoing economic development and urban expansion.
According to an official source, they were currently spending millions of dollars each year on diesel generators to create electricity. The official also expressed the expectation that the plant under discussion would be operational soon, resolving the port’s power shortage difficulties. The power plant is critical to extending China-Pakistan energy cooperation, accelerating the Belt and Road Initiative’s development, enhancing Balochistan’s overall power structure, and encouraging local economic development in Gwadar Port.
The Gwadar Power Plant, the New Gwadar International Airport Project, the China Pak Friendship Hospital, the China-Pak Technical and Vocational Institute in Gwadar, the Gwadar East-bay Expressway Project, the Gwadar Free Zone, and the Gwadar Port are all key CPEC projects in Gwadar.