Counting the coal costs

The much discussed China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), having an investment portfolio of $46 billion, envisages several electricity generation projects to be set up at a cost of around $35 billion. These projects include those depending on gas, solar energy and coal. It is predicted that around 10,400 MW of energy would be added to the national grid by March 2018, against the total projected supply of 16,400 MW on the completion of these projects.