Pakistan’s Prime Minister Orders Adjustment of Electricity Rates to Promote Solar Energy Adoption

pakistan's prime minister orders adjustment of electricity rates to promote solar energy adoption

In Pakistan, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has instructed the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) and Power Division to change the rates for buying back electricity. This is because more and more people are using solar energy. They had a meeting recently, where they talked about how many people are starting to use solar energy because there are often power cuts and electricity is expensive.

This makes it hard for electric companies to make money. They also talked with international groups like the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank about how to manage the costs of electricity. The Power Division suggested new rates for buying back extra solar power, which would be much lower than what they are now.

They also talked about how many solar panels are being brought in from China because they’re cheaper. The meeting ended with plans to make the system of buying and selling electricity fairer and to change some rules to make it easier for people to use solar power.

My Opinion: It’s good to see the government taking steps to encourage the use of solar energy. With power cuts being a common problem and electricity costs rising, it’s important to explore renewable energy sources. However, it’s also crucial to ensure that these changes benefit both consumers and power distribution companies fairly.