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How to fix the power sector

Power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Independent Power Producers (IPPs), made under various regimes without careful consideration of the potential consequences, are the primary cause of Pakistan’s power crises. These contracts…

The power sector – some hard facts

Among many sectors of fiscal drain, the circular debt of the energy sector is one area on the economic landscape of Pakistan which is acting as a primary drag on…

Pakistan’s power sector puzzle

With the new round of negotiations with the IMF, the power sector and its continued ailment is once again under discussion. The mounting circular debt and its crippling impact on…

Redemption of the power sector

A host of sectoral lacunas prevailing in the energy sector have yet to be tackled leave alone overcome and the question that is being asked by the public is whether…

Power sector and politically motivated vandalism!

The present sad state of the Pakistan’s Power Sector cannot be emphasized any further. Everyone, including the successive governments, understands the gravity of the situation but even then no correction…

Will the power sector ever deliver?—II

After explaining the issues with policy and plan, governance and management of the PSCEs, it is important to explain about the operational management — especially of the Discos, which is…

Why has the power sector failed?

The Power Sector has failed the country since more than the last two decades. It all started with the mantra that WAPDA, as an integrated power utility, had failed and…

Navigating FDI challenges in power sector

The latest investment setback suffered by the renewable energy sector in Pakistan is the unsuccessful endeavour to attract investors for a 600-megawatt solar power initiative in Muzaffargarh. Despite the provision…

Power sector: there’re solutions aplenty but…

The power sector woes are not resolving despite successive and massive increases in the consumer tariffs – especially for industrial, commercial, and high consuming domestic users. The overall consumption is…

Vital role of investments in power sector

When discussing investments for economic progress, some major industry players often receive well-deserved recognition. The power sector, however, that stands out as an essential enabler for the entire economic landscape…