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The power paradox

Lower electricity prices can stimulate industrial activity, which can catalyse economic growth. There is no dispute regarding this. However, how electricity prices can be reduced is a multi-faceted riddle that…

UAE planning second nuclear power plant

The United Arab Emirates will tender shortly for the construction of a new nuclear power plant that would double the number of the small Gulf state’s nuclear reactors, three sources…

It’s a tech-powered world

In my previous articles, I have emphasized the importance for Pakistan to change tracks and focus on the manufacture and export of high-tech (high value-added) goods to improve its economy.…

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…

Power sector reforms

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has had a profound effect on global energy markets. Price volatility, supply shortages, security issues, and economic uncertainty have contributed to what the…

Hydropower — a friend in need

Due to population expansion and urbanisation, Pakistan’s energy landscape radically transforms as electricity consumption rises. In 2022 the nation’s total electricity consumption reached 138,755GWh due to industrial growth and socioeconomic…

Power sector controversy: take-or-pay contracts

Energy prices have increased tremendously which has created controversy and unrest in the country. IPP contracts are under great debate. Many people argue that these are unfair and unjust. Take-or-pay…