The China Pakistan Economic Corridor will kick off the $542.32 million Gawadar 300MW coal-fired power project (CPEC). The site for the project has been acquired, and the project will be overseen by the Gwadar Development Authority. Power shortages in Iran have resulted in loadshedding in the Gwadar, Turbat, and Makran regions due to power shortages in Iran. These localities do not have access to the national grid and must rely on Iranian power.
In addition, officials stated:
The government is taking steps to connect these communities to the national grid, ensuring a steady supply of electricity to household consumers and providing assistance during the winter months. The government has established a goal to increase coal output to satisfy national energy needs, and it is taking a number of steps to ensure that customers have access to affordable electricity.
In a tweet earlier this month, CPEC Monitor Handle stated:
This week’s CPEC developments include the 300 MW coal-fired Gwadar Power Plant, which will begin operations in October 2023, and the 884 MW Suki Kinari Hydropower Project, which will be operational by 2022.