ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Post has decided to release a commemorative postage stamp of Rs 15 denomination on the occasion of achievement of commercial operations by the first ever wind power project in the country.

The 50 MW wind power project has been developed by FFC Energy Limited with the facilitation of Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) at Jhimpir, District Thatta, Sindh. The President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari inaugurated the project on 24th December 2012 at Jhimpir.

The completion of the first wind power project of Pakistan is a significant milestone achieved as now Pakistan stands amongst the nations utilising this clean and renewable source of energy for electric power generation. According to the Alternative Energy Development Board, already 4 other projects of 50 MW or more are under construction and dozens under preparation. The Thatta corridor presents good wind resource and theoretically over 48000 MW can be installed here. Pakistan has planned to induct Clean Green New Renewable and Alternative Energy in the Pakistan energy mix. Its current mix is heavily dependent on polluting fuel oil, contributing to over US $12 Billion of oil imports. AEDB plans to put on line over 1500 MW of Wind Power in the next two years, and more if permissible under the grid code or NEPRA regulations. "We have more investors and can generate more power than what the grid can accept at the moment," stated an AEDB spokesperson. With the use of this indigenous and renewable source of energy Pakistan's reliance on imported fuels will decrease, thus adding to the energy security of the country.