Pakistan is the world’s 5th most populous country and is experiencing fast-growing energy demand. In order to increase electricity supply and reduce oil and gas imports while meeting its climate targets, the Government of Pakistan is emphasizing the role of renewable energy – especially solar and wind power.
At this webinar, the results of an ambitious solar and wind roadmap analysis performed by ‘8.2 Renewable Energy Experts’ and ‘Power Planners International’ on behalf of Agora Energiewende will be presented and discussed. The analysis shows how to accelerate the development of wind and solar power beyond the governmental target adopted in the Indicative Generation Capacity Expansion Plan (IGCEP). It includes up-to-date analysis on renewables integration into the grid, the role of potential electric vehicles (EV) markets, and distributed energy solutions. Additionally, the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) will present practical solutions for supporting renewable mini-grids during the event. IPS is a member of INETTT, the International Network of Energy Transition Think Tanks.
The results of the analysis are clear: With more variable renewable energy (VRE) than already planned, Pakistan can reduce variable electricity costs by more than 10 percent and lower emissions by some 50 percent in 2030 in most scenarios. This is a major opportunity for Pakistan to honour its international climate obligations, reduce reliance on imported fuels, and improve its energy security. We hope this analysis will encourage Pakistan to plan for VRE expansion more aggressively in the next IGCEP.
After presenting the results, panellists from Pakistan and Europe discussed its implications for the development of the power system in Pakistan during a Q&A session with the audience.
You can find the detailed programme of this webinar in the download section further down.
The presentations shown during the webinar can be found in the download section below.
The recording can be found above.