Quarterly Energy Monitor January – March 2022 (Issue II – Vol.2)

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This Quarterly Energy Monitor for the months of January to March 2022 covers the recently imposed general sales tax on solar products. The issue looks into the details of this taxation on solar panels and related critical components, as well as gives a review of its implications. Furthermore, the issue also explains why the GST imposition will only add further complexities—since the local industry for the production of these products today is negligible.

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Quarterly Energy Monitor October 2021 – December 2021 (Issue 1 – Vol.2)

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The first issue of second volume of the Quarterly Energy Monitor for the months of October – December 2021 covers Pakistan’s updated climate change Nationally Determined Contributions submitted in COP26. In this issue, we have analyzed the set mitigation targets, with a focus on policy initiatives in the energy and transport sector and have assess their realization in line with existing policies and frameworks.

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Quarterly Energy Monitor July 2021 – September 2021

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This issue of Quarterly Energy Monitor focuses on the downward revised targets of variable renewable energy, ambitious buildout of the hydropower and continuous reliance on coal power projects for power sector expansion in the recently approved Indicative Generation Capacity Expansion Plan 2021 – 2030 by National Electric Power Authority.

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Quarterly Energy Monitor April 2021 – June 2021

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The iteration of RDPI’s quarterly energy monitor focuses on the need for inclusion of distributed generation sources of power generation such as Rooftop Solar PV, in Pakistan’s energy mix. Rooftop Solar PV, provides a great opportunity for meeting Pakistan’s renewable energy targets in an efficient and cost effective manner, yet despite there being an abundance of potential for the resource, its uptake has been severely limited. This issue explores the reasons behind this and takes stock of the main barriers and challenges hindering a widespread penetration of solar PV in Pakistan.

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Quarterly Energy Monitor Jan 2021 – Mar 2021

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Rural Development Policy Institute’s Quarterly Energy Monitor is an e-publication that covers pressing issues in Pakistan’s energy sector. For this quarter we’ve focused on the gas sector in the country and the impact of the recent North Asian RLNG crisis on Pakistan’s economy and environment. To read more, follow the link below.

Quarterly Energy Monitor Oct 2020 – Dec 2020

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Pakistan’s energy sector has always been a constant source of trouble for its economy.  The last quarter (October – December) of 2020 witnessed significant developments in this sector where the circular debt jumped to new heights with every passing month.

The crisis in the gas sector has also emerged these days leading to multiple problems for the consumers and the government alike; an acute shortage of gas during the peak winter season, the LNG scandal and the emergence of circular debt in this sector as well. In another development, Pakistan’s Prime Minister announced at the virtual climate summit 2020 to abandon coal-based power production in the future. Read the complete energy monitor on the link below.

Quarterly Energy Monitor Mar 2020 – June 2020

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This yearly quarter (Mar-June) saw two major developments in the energy and power regime in Pakistan; the release and a subsequent repudiation of the National Transmission and Dispatch Company’s Annual Indicative Generation Capacity Expansion Report (IGCEP 2047) and a rousing scandal for the Independent Power Production (IPP) sector in Pakistan in the form of an inquiry commission report highlighting financial irregularities in the sector. Like the rest of the world Pakistan also faced crippling economic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A nation-wide lockdown was imposed at the end of March lasted for 5 weeks, during which all commercial and Industrial activity within the country came to a grinding halt. This shutting down of economic activity had severe consequences for the energy sector as well, which saw consumer demand dropping down by almost 30%2 putting the national electric utilities and distribution companies (DISCOs) under severe financial distress.

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Quarterly Energy Monitor Jan 2020 – Mar 2020

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Quarterly Energy Monitor for the months of January to March 2020, prepared by Rural Development Policy Institute (RDPI), is the first of four quarterly monitors for this year, which RDPI has planned to produce in the year 2020. The Quarterly Energy Monitor, as conceived by RDPI, is an instrument to monitor and track the progress in energy sector of Pakistan. Broadly it is expected to serve two sets of purposes—general and specific.

This Quarterly Energy Monitor is divided into four parts—(I) overview of energy sector; (II) wind and solar power projects; (III) details about the upcoming coal-based power projects; and (IV) key news stories about power sector.

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