dependence on costly fuel oil for thermal generation has
pushed the costs of power generation to unaffordable levels
in Pakistan. In addition, the hydro generation remains
highly uncertain depending on levels at the water reservoir.
The power mix, thus, not only tilts heavy in favour of
costly thermal generation thereby resulting in uneconomic
retail tariffs for the industrial, commercial and household
consumers. PAGE highlights the need for developing
inexpensive alternate energy resources to help meet the
growing power demand far exceeding the global growth rate.