Pakistan Energy Snapshot 2015

Power Sector Snapshot (2015)

Installed capacity 24,962 MW
Generation Mix Thermal 70%
Hydro 26%
Nuclear 3%
Wind 1%
Generation 105,305 GWh
Consumption 105,733 GWh
Import 428 GWh
  • Generation, transmission and distribution unbundled
  • Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) is responsible for water and hydropower development and Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) for thermal power generation, transmission and distribution

Key power sector issues identified in the report (2016)

  • The power demand continues to outstrip power generation by a huge margin. As of 2014-15, the electricity generation was 15,500 MW against the demand of 21,000 MW
  • The estimated losses of power transmission and distribution system is 23-25%. The National power policy envisages reduction in transmission and distribution losses from ~23-25% to ~16% by 2017
  • An estimated 1/3rd of national power generation capacity loss is on account of aging power plants and distribution infrastructure

Source: ADB TA 8727: Study for a Power Sector Financing Road Map within