Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Innovation in Science and Technology
SWOT ANALYSIS OF ENERGY POLICY 2013 OF PAKISTAN
Muhammad Irfan, Suleman Abdul Hameed, Umar Bin Sarwar and Naeem Abas.
Pakistan is going through worst energy crisis over a decade. To cope up with this issue, the National Power Policy 2013 of Pakistan was formulated. The main problems faced by the national energy sector are supply-demand gap, highly expensive generation of electricity from sustainable energy recourses, incompetent power production, transmission and distribution system, power and transmission losses, lack of production of electricity from renewable energy recourses, and misuse of electricity and electricity theft. The Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) of the policy are discussed in this paper. The SWOT analysis of national power policy 2013 offers an optimum solution to the government regarding current and future energy needs. This paper presents the formulated actions such as comprehensive energy strategy; up-gradation of existing transmission and distribution systems; development of indigenous resources and energy mix systems; productions at low price electricity by low price fuels; electricity generation from renewable energy recourses; structural change in industry; subsidies to private sectors generation and compliance with environmental standard.
Keywords: Capacity building; Energy Crises; National Power Policy; SWOT analysis.