Plans to privatize Neelum Jhelum hydropower project rejected
During a meeting held between WAPDA, Neelum Jhelum Project Company, Ministry of Finance, and other concerned parties, the idea of privatizing the Neelum Jhelum hydropower project was rejected. Ishaq Dar, the finance minister, rejected the proposal citing valuation and financing issues would arise. The cost of the project has... Read more
Work hasn’t started at two Sukkur hydro-power plants
Two hydro-power plants foundation were laid in Sukkur on 5th January 2015 by Asif Ali Zardari, and were supposed to be completed in 20 months. Yet no work has started on them.  The Sindh government who is overseeing the development of these plants hasn’t allocated any funds for the... Read more
KPK government working on 365 power projects
Imran Khan while inaugurating the Koto hydropower station in lower Dir said that his government in KPK is working on 365 power projects in the province that will help reduce load shedding. The Koto hydropower station will generate 40 megawatts of electricity and will be completed in four years’... Read more
Loan stopped for the Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project
Work on the Neelum Jhelum hydropower project has slowed down as lenders have refused to give loan for the project. The hydropower plant is being set up in Azad Jammu Kashmir with some financing done through loan from the Islamic Development Bank, Kuwait Fund for Development, Saudi Fund for... Read more
Complete Guide to Buying Fans in Pakistan
Having to deal with frequent and long load shedding? Learn to beat the summer heat with just the right fan that can work on UPS during power outages. Read this article to learn about the best and most energy efficient fans that help reduce electricity bills. There are many... Read more
K-Electric announces increased load shedding in Karachi
Despite more than 1,200 deaths in Karachi due to excessive load shedding and heat, K-Electric has announced that it’ll further increase load shedding. Karachi’s only electric supplier further said that load-shedding will also be conducted in areas which were exempt from load shedding. Unable to meet the electricity demands,... Read more
So far Rs 48 billion have been spent on K2 and K3 nuclear power plants
K2 and K3 nuclear power plants which are being built at Paradise point in Karachi have so far cost Rs 48 billion. The total cost of the project is estimated to be around $9.5 billion with $6.5 billion being funded through foreign loans. The two plants will generate 2,117... Read more
Work on Quaid e Azam solar park to be speeded up
In a meeting held between Government of Punjab and Zonergy, Chinese energy company, it was decided that Zonergy would speed up the work on solar projects in Pakistan. Zonergy is building solar plant in the Quaid e Azam Solar Park in Bahawalpur. It is working under the China-Pakistan Economic... Read more
Power rate reduced by Rs 1.86 per unit
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, Nepra, has approved the request for reducing the power tariff at a public hearing. The Central Power Purchasing Agency, CPPA, had submitted a petition for tariff reduction of Rs 2.62 per unit, but Nepra approved only Rs 1.86 per unit, withholding 76 paisa... Read more
Committee formed to report on Karachi deaths
A Senate Committee has been formed to investigate the load shedding effects on Karachi and submit a report to the upper house of parliament. K-Electric, the main provider of electricity in Karachi, resorted to 20+ hours of load-shedding during the first two days of Ramadan. The load shedding plus... Read more