Clean En­ergy

Enterprise - - Letters -

Ac­cord­ing to some ge­ol­o­gists, Pak­istan has the po­ten­tial to gen­er­ate al­most 100,000 MW of elec­tric­ity us­ing geo­ther­mal en­ergy. The US has also ac­knowl­edged the coun­try’s abil­ity and po­ten­tial, and has shown in­ter­est in help­ing with mone­tary in­vest­ment. This source of en­ergy will also help Pak­istan be­come a pol­lu­tion-free coun­try as well since the method doesn’t in­volve fuel com­bus­tions. The process is sim­ple and has­sle-free: wa­ter (at 300 de­gree C) in hot springs that are found all over the coun­try is pumped out and is used for run­ning tur­bines.

These tur­bines and plants are ca­pa­ble of pro­duc­ing elec­tric­ity for 24 hours. The au­thor­i­ties con­cerned must look into this op­por­tu­nity to de­velop more clean en­ergy for the coun­try. That the en­tire coun­try is fac­ing power out­ages calls for the gov­ern­ment to look into al­ter­na­tive so­lu­tions. Us­ing hot wa­ter springs will be a costeffective mea­sure. There­fore, the au­thor­i­ties should con­sider adopt­ing this method for the pro­duc­tion of elec­tric­ity.

j fbrahim hhan,


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