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Rural electrification through renewable and off-grid solutions

The promise is a part of the PTI's plan to "fix Pakistan’s energy challenge".
Published October 29, 2018

As part of its planned measures to meet Pakistan’s energy challenge, the PTI vows in its manifesto to "complete rural electrification through renewable and off-grid solutions".

Source: PTI Manifesto 2018

Updates:

March 26, 2022: Solar net-metering connections being provided on priority: Nepra (read details)

March 14, 2022: Govt to launch electrification of 600,000 households project through microgrids and individual solar home systems (read details)

March 11, 2022: Cheaper bank loans fuel conversion of tube-wells to solar power (read details)

Jan 24, 2022: Solar plants to be installed in 528 villages: Punjab CM (read details)

Jan 3, 2022: Imposition of 17pc tax on solar energy equipment assailed (read details)

Dec 22, 2021: Work on two hydropower projects in Swat from next year (read details)

Dec 8, 2021: 13 grid stations under construction in merged districts (read details)

Dec 6, 2021: Nowshera project matches clean energy plans (read details)

Nov 3, 2021: IAEA chief lauds Pakistan for pursuing clean energy goals (read details)

Oct 11, 2021: SBP eases terms for renewable energy financing (read details)

Sept 30, 2021: Mega solar power plant to be set up in Bahawalpur: CM (read details)

Sept 15, 2021: Nepra orders inclusion of hydropower in renewable energy category (read details)

June 4, 2021: Nepra for expanding renewable energy footprint to 30pc (read details)

May 4, 2021: State Bank gives Rs36bn financing for renewable energy adoption (read details)

April 12, 2021: Work to be launched on 672 micro hydel power projects in KP (read details)

March 30, 2021: ADB okays $300m for hydropower plant in KP (read details)

February 19, 2021: Ban on Iesco connections in rural areas goes (read details)

February 5, 2021: Punjab plans 5,000MW power generation by 2024 (read details)

January 3, 2021: PM’s help sought for approval of wind, solar energy projects (read details)

December 12, 2020: 60pc of Pakistan's energy will be 'clean' by 2030: PM Imran (read details)

September 7, 2020: Australian company keen to invest in Pakistan’s renewable energy sector (read details)

September 3, 2020: Punjab govt green-lights Rs10bn solar project (read details)

August 12, 2020: Alternative energy policy unveiled (read details)

July 22, 2020: SBP doubles financing for wind, solar energy (read details)

July 13, 2020: Rs2bn being spent to upgrade electricity infrastructure in merged districts of KP: Omar (read details)

July 5, 2020: 27-year power generation plan ignores local energy resources (read details)

March 26, 2020: Wind projects of 660MW likely to start generation by Dec 2021 (read details)

March 8, 2020: Cabinet to take up CDA’s summary to lift ban on utility connections (read details)

February 26, 2020: NTDC gets Rs6.4bn loan for wind energy (read details)

January 13, 2020: Saudi Arabian company likely to invest $4bn in renewable energy sector (read details)

January 9, 2020: Power tariff for tubewells in Islamabad to be revised, NA told (read details)

December 13, 2019: Pakistan, Germany ink financing agreement for Hydropower, Renewable Energy Phase-II (read details)

October 21, 2019: Balochistan plans big shift to solar energy, says Kamal (read details)

October 19, 2020: 306kv hydropower project inaugurated in Chitral (read details)

September 28, 2019: Solar project launched to electrify 10,000 houses across country (read details)

September 27, 2019: Buzdar inaugurates 2.82 MW hydropower project in Pakpattan (read details)

May 09, 2019: 29,000 tube-wells in Balochistan likely to run on solar energy (read details)

May 04, 2019: CDA told to exempt rural residents from ban on utility connections without NOCs (read details)

March 30, 2019: Canadian firm keen to install solar projects in Punjab: CM (read details)

Jan 29, 2019: Taxes on solar, wind power equipment may be waived to boost production (read details)

Dec 07, 2018: Law being amended to hand over KP's micro-power projects for electrification of remote and off-grid areas to their respective communities (read details)

Nov 18, 2018: South Punjab villages get electricity after 71 years (read details)