Energy Crises in Pakistan

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Pakistan should look for all alternatives to increase its electrical energy production by 10,000 MW in two years. This is a very challenging and difficult task. But if it fails to achieve the target, all other indicators will go negative leaving behind a disastrous situation. Pakistan 's Energy Crisis Thursday, March 01, 2012 Energy is assuming central stage due to the rapid economic growth in different parts of the world, pushing energy demand higher. Unfortunately Pakistan is facing major energy crisis nowadays. The energy crisis is affecting all walks of life in the country. The situation further deteriorated because of the stoppage of the supply to industrial units by Sui Gas Company. The Company was already going through a…show more content…
Many industrial units are either shutting down their operations or running on their own energy generation. This situation is seriously affecting our competitiveness in the international market. The energy crisis is going to worsen in the coming years due to an increase in the demand and a rather slow improvement in the supply. The power shortage, during the current year is likely to hit 5000 MW during the peak hours and the situation is not going to improve unless some long-run corrective measures are taken immediately. It is anticipated that the overall energy requirement of Pakistan will be about 100 million tons of oil equivalents (MTOE) in 2015. The development of water resources would resolve the problem in the long run but in the short term, there was a limit to constructing costly thermal power projects given their high economic costs. A major shortfall is already there in natural gas supplies, as an official energy demand forecast indicates that the demand for natural gas, which makes up about 50% of Pakistan 's energy consumption, would increase by 44%, i.e. 39 MTOE from 27 MTOE currently. The issue of energy shortage is not going to go away in a short span of time because of the non-seriousness of the government on the construction of big dams. Currently we are adopting various short-term solutions but this is not the answer to the
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