ISLAMABAD: The Council of Common Interests (CCI) has finally approved the long-term power generation plan that had been pending since 2005 Federal Energy Minister Hammad Azhar said on Monday. This plan will enable the generation of power according to the demand. Hammad Azhar said, ‘The Indicative Generation Capacity Expansion Plan (IGCEP) model, which only allows power generation to be added when it’s needed and is cheap, has today been approved by the CCI. The energy minister further said, this plan was pending since 2005. CCI approved this plan today, it was essential to the power scene of the country,Hammad Azhar tweeted. Issues like excess capacity and expensive, non-transparent power contracts will be avoided in the future as a result. Had such a model been put in place in the past, we could have avoided circular debt and many other problems. — Hammad Azhar (@Hammad_Azhar) September 6, 2021 The issues like excess capacity and expensive, non-transparent power contracts will be avoided, Azhar said. He said this plan will help to avoid circular debt and many other problems as we faced in past.