ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) has accelerated efforts to meet the nuclear electricity generation target of 8,800 MW by the year 2030 set through government’s Energy Security Plan formulated in 2005.
According to Economic Survey 2019-20 released here Thursday, completion of K-2/K-3 project will be a big step that will bring PAEC 2200 MW closer to achieving this target. PAEC is planning to develop additional sites to house more nuclear power plants in the future and sites identified throughout the country. These sites are being investigated and acquired for development. Ample technical and engineering infrastructure is already in place to support both the existing and the under construction nuclear power plants, the survey said.
Skilled manpower is being produced regularly by Indigenous institutes, imparting state of the art training and education in all relevant disciplines and at all levels, from technical trainings to academic programmes. These instruments are enough to successfully support the foreseeable future ambitions envisioned by PAEC for the future nuclear power programme of Pakistan.
PAEC is the sole department in Pakistan engaged in electricity generation using nuclear technology.