Govt shouldn’t ignore hydel power benefits: Shahid Rasheed Butt

Islamabad, July 22, 2016 (PPI-OT): Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders on Friday said government should not ignore hydel power which is the cheapest source of power generation.

Hydropower is fuelled by water, so it’s a clean fuel source, meaning it won’t pollute the air like power plants that burn fossil fuels, such as coal or natural gas, it said.

Hydroelectric power is a domestic source of energy, allowing every country and province to produce their own energy without being reliant on international fuel sources which are costly and unpredictable, said Patron Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders Shahid Rasheed Butt.

He said that the energy generated through hydropower relies on the water cycle, which is driven by the sun, making it a renewable power source, making it a more reliable and affordable source than fossil fuels that are rapidly being depleted.

Shahid Rasheed Butt said that hydropower need reservoirs that offer a variety of recreational opportunities, notably fishing, swimming, and boating.

Most water power installations are required to provide some public access to the reservoir to allow the public to take advantage of these opportunities, he added.

Some hydropower facilities can quickly go from zero power to maximum output which is not in the case of power generated through fossil fuel.

Hydropower plants can generate power to the grid immediately, they provide essential back-up power during major electricity outages or disruptions.

Hydropower efforts produce a number of benefits, such as flood control, irrigation, and water supply.

For more information, contact:
Jahangir Akhtar
Secretary General
Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders and Small Industry
Office No, 9 Block E, Super Market, Islamabad
Cell: 0344-5111174