Shell to invest £13m in fuel stations in Pakistan

Around 100 fuel stations are to be set up by 2020

Energy firm secures $600k for off-grid solar in Pakistan

Around 40 million people are said to have no access to grid electricity in the country

Framework agreement for TAP interconnector project signed

A framework agreement for a proposed electricity interconnector between Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan (TAP) has been signed. The TAP Power Interconnection Project aims to pave the way for the delivery of long term power supply, supporting Afghanistan’s energy needs and enabling power trade and exchange between the three countries. The project will include the construction […]

World Bank debars Pakistani firms over power contracts collusion

Three companies have been debarred for engaging in collusive practices when bidding for contracts under a power project financed by the World Bank in Pakistan. Lahore-based Pak Elektron Limited (PEL), its affiliates PEL Marketing Limited and Kohinoor Power Company Limited and Abdul Waheed Butt are ineligible to participate in World Bank-financed projects for 33 months. […]

UK funds solar project for Pakistani schools

The UK is funding solar panels for primary schools in a province in Pakistan. The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) are providing £6.5 million for around 2,000 government schools in seven districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Lack of basic facilities in government schools in Pakistan is said to […]

Pakistan’s 720MW hydro project secures funding

A 720MW hydropower project in Pakistan has secured its last $100 million (£82.36m) of funding. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, provided the finance to the $1.7 billion (£1.4bn) Karot hydropower development on the Jhelum River, which aims to address severe power shortages and spur growth across the nation. Karot is one of the largest private sector renewable energy projects in the country and has […]

Loan approved for Pakistan’s ‘biggest’ wind farm

A $75 million (£61.25m) loan has been approved to support what is believed will be Pakistan’s largest wind farm. Triconboston Consulting Corporation (TBCC) will use the money from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to develop the 150MW project in Jhimpir, near Karachi. It will generate a total of 520GWh of electricity each year, which will […]

$200m initial investment for South Asian gas pipeline

An initial investment of $200 million (£140m) has been agreed to build a gas pipeline in South Asia. The deal between Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help develop the 1,600-kilometer pipeline in three years. The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline is expected to transport up to 33 billion cubic meters of […]

Pakistan’s Parliament world’s first to run on solar

The Parliament of Pakistan has become the first in the world to be powered solely by solar energy. Officially termed the Majlis-e-Shoora, the nation’s seat of government in Islamabad has installed a rooftop solar array. It has so far generated 80MW of electricity, out of which 62MW is used to power the Parliament House and […]

Pakistan to receive $800m to boost power sector

An investment worth $800 million (£520m) will be made to boost Pakistan’s energy sector. The cash from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the country’s government will fund two programmes to improve energy efficiency and reform reform the power sector. A total of $400 million (£260m) will support the installation of an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) […]