Power accounts for 20% of cost for steel manufacturers. Increasing energy tariffs and energy intensive operations further strengthen the case for renewable energy. The first solar power project set up in 2021 is a 4.43 MW solar plant, post which a further 2.5 MW solar power project is underway to meet the increasing energy requirement. The 7.18 MW solar project is expected to generate 10,891 MWh of annual energy and lower carbon emissions by an estimated 6,697 tonnes annually.
The on-grid ground mounted system was installed and commissioned during the Covid 19 pandemic which presented several challenges. Reon maintained strict adherence to employee welfare policies as highlighted by the HSE department in accordance to the SOP’s defined by the Government of Pakistan.