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The power sector tariff dilemma

The biggest economic headache this government inherited in 2018 was energy circular debt, which has only exacerbated since. At Rs2.3 trillion, it has doubled since PTI came to power. If…

Power market

NEPRA has recently issued its determination on the applicability of Open Access (OA) charges applicable on OA consumers and has rejected the petition of CPPAG in this respect connected with…

Nepra: performance issues – Part I

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) recently released its annual state of industry (SOI) report. This publication is an authentic source of data and information, and a must-read for…

How to control circular debt

It was recently reported that the PM has asked the Ministry of Finance and the Power Division to reduce circular debt without increasing the tariff, and handle the capacity charges.…

Pepco revival: more to be done

The Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pepco) has been revised under a legal arrangement of being a “Managing Agent”. The role of Pepco, briefly speaking, is to monitor and coordinate the…

Power Sector

Power sector

The power supply to consumers in Karachi this summer is managed better than that in 2016, considering the current heat wave hitting an unprecedented 42 degree temperature as against the…

Well done, PM

Credit should be given where credit’s due. Credit goes to PM Imran Khan for ordering a probe into the wheat and sugar price rise. Credit goes to Wajid Zia, who…

Country’s power predicament

The summer of 2018 is not much different from that of 2013 with a bit of change in demography. Lahore fared better in load shedding whereas Karachi suffered much from…