The government is committed to produce up to 60 percent of power from clean energy resources including solar and hydel, wind and others by the end of 2030. The official statement has been given by Federal Minister for Energy Khurram Dastgir Khan at a workshop “Development of SDG7 roadmap for Pakistan”, jointly organized by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB), and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific UNESCAP.
As the country has abundant resources of coal, the government is thinking about the installation of the wind power plants. As currently existing energy crisis and debt figures are too large for the economy to manage, although Pakistan has a sufficient generation capacity, but due to the lack of transmission Infrastructure, low recoveries, and high cost of thermal fuels, the current generation is falling behind the required demand.
Moreover, Pakistan does have sufficient capacity to make the country free of the demand-supply gap, but do not have the financial resources to generate electricity through diesel and furnace oil due to their high costs. In order to deal with the energy crisis we have to find out a set of domestic sources, as imported fuels are unaffordable, we are going to promote green energy resources, but to do so Pakistan needs significant international cooperation. Stating the example of K-Electric, the minister said that shifting public-owned monopoly to private-owned monopoly has not worked properly. The government has installed most energy efficient power plants as compared with private power plants.