PSO to go solar nationwide and install EV charging stations all over Pakistan.
Pakistan State Oil (PSO) had decided to employ solar energy to power a large network of retail outlets, filling facilities, and warehouses countrywide, at the start of this year. The main motive behind this proposal was to reduce the burden of on-grid electricity by making its bulk storage facilities, retail outlets, and filling stations to an inexhaustible burden, solar energy.
To implement this plan, the company officials welcomed the investment of a combined 25 MW solar system at retail outlets and 10 MW for oil storage facilities throughout the country. These solar projects are based on the build-operate-transfer investment model. Various manufacturing and assembling units across the country are going for renewable energy (captive) generation. This will provide an uninterrupted supply of renewable energy and cut costs as gas has become scarce and an expensive commodity in the present age.
We are already aware that the PSO has already installed electric vehicle charging stations in the country for its people to move towards electric vehicles in the coming years. The country’s largest oil marketing company is planning to install even more electric charging stations and minimize dependency on uncertain grid power by going solar.
PSO is eagerly focused on captive renewable energy to have an accelerating action on climate change. This will offer short-term as well as long-term efficiencies in being environmentally friendly.