WB support for Power Distribution re-management to reduce Carbon emission

In order to improve Pakistan in electricity distribution and implementing energy sector reforms, World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved $195 million as financial support.  This Electricity Distribution Efficiency Improvement Project (EDEIP) will help the distribution companies to improve operations and manage the electricity supply more efficiently. This will also increase the reliability of the electrical grid. With supreme focus on cost-saving interventions, this will increase revenue collection and reduce losses. The project will also invest in climate-resilient infrastructure, particularly grid stations and transmission lines, which are critical to distribution and utility services. The EDEIP will support institutional reforms to improve governance and transparency. It will also develop systems and practices to improve managerial performance and compliance with regulatory requirements. In addition, the project will help to build the technical capacity of the distribution companies by providing training programmers, tools, and equipment to improve staff performance in key utility operations. Moreover, this project will increase the reliability of electricity services for residential, agricultural, commercial, and industrial sector consumers in project areas while contributing in the reduction of carbon emissions.