1. Presentation :
Vitality is thought to be life line of any economy and most
crucial instrument of financial advancement of a nation. Vitality is urgent in
running hardware in processing plants and modern units, for lighting our urban
communities and fueling our vehicles and so on.
There has been a gigantic increment in the request of
vitality because of modern improvement and populace development, in contrast
with upgrade in vitality creation. Supply of vitality is, hence, far not as
much as the genuine request, resultantly emergency has risen. A vitality
emergency can be characterized as any incredible bottleneck (or value ascend)
in the supply of vitality assets to an economy.
2. Pakistan’s Energy Sector:
Pakistan’s vitality foundation isn’t very much grown, rather
it is thought to be immature and inadequately overseen. As of now the nation is
confronting serious vitality emergency. Regardless of solid financial
development and rising vitality request amid past decade, no genuine endeavors
have been made to put in new limit of age. Also, quick request development,
transmission misfortunes because of obsolete framework, influence burglary, and
occasional diminishments in the accessibility of hydropower have compounded the
circumstance. Subsequently, the request surpasses supply and consequently stack
shedding is a typical marvel through power shutdown.
2.1 Energy Supply :
Amid 2009-10, Energy supply and per capita accessibility of
vitality saw a decay of 0.64 % and 3.09 % separately in contrast with earlier
Pakistan needs around 15,000 to 20000 MW power for each day,
notwithstanding, at present it can deliver around 11,500 MW every day
consequently there is a setback of around 4000 to 9000 MW every day. This lack
is seriously hampering the monetary development of the nation.
2.2 Energy Consumption :
Pakistan’s vitality utilization is met by blend of gas, oil,
power, coal and LPG sources with various level of offers. Offer of gas
utilization remained at 43.7 %, trailed by oil 29.0 percent, power 15.3
percent, coal 10.4 percent and LPG 1.5 percent.
3. Wellsprings of Energy in Pakistan:
3.1 Non-sustainable assets (Fossil fills): Limited –
Non sustainable assets are essentially non-renewable energy
sources radiating from remains/decay of creatures and plants saved profound
into the earth covering and changed over into oil and gas. These assets can’t
be recharged. There are three fundamental sorts of non-renewable energy
sources: coal, oil, gaseous petrol and melted oil gas (LPG).
a). Oil based commodities:
In 2009-10, utilization of oil based commodities was 29% of
aggregate offer of vitality. Lion’s share of raw petroleum is transported in
from inlet nations to take care of the demand. Power, industry and transport
areas devour higher amount of oil took after by horticulture and house holds.
Oil is likewise utilized as a part of age of power, which tallies 64 percent of
aggregate power age (34 originating from hydro age). Parity recoverable stores
of raw petroleum in nation have been assessed at 303.63 million barrels and we
are separating around 24 million unrefined petroleum every year, which means in
the event that we don’t investigate new wells, we will deplete our present raw
petroleum saves in 12-13 years.
b). Petroleum gas:
Significance of petroleum gas is expanding quickly. Normal
generation of flammable gas is 4,048.76 million cubic feet for each day as
against 3,986.53 million amid relating a year ago, demonstrating an expansion
of 1.56 percent. Flammable gas is utilized as a part of general industry to get
ready buyer things, to create bond, for assembling manures and to produce
power. In type of CNG, it is utilized as a part of transport division. Offer of
gaseous petrol in vitality utilization is 43.7 percent. Because of value
differential amongst CNG and Petrol, vehicles are utilizing changed over to CNG
and around 2.0 million vehicles are utilizing CNG and as of now Pakistan is the
biggest CNG client nation on the planet. Melted oil gas (LPG) contributes
around 0.7 percent to add up to vitality supply in nation and is being foreign
made to stop deforestation in bumpy zones.
Pakistan has coal saves assessed at more than 185 billion
tons, including 175 billion tons recognized at Thar coalfields. Coal is
basically being utilized as a part of block oven and bond ventures and around
67 percent coal is transported in on the grounds that indigenous coal isn’t
considered of good quality.
Guddu plant is biggest plant warm worked plant with a limit
of 1,650 MW, while two biggest Independent Power Plants (IPPs) in Pakistan are
Kot Addu (1,600 MW) and Hubb River (1,300 MW).
3.2 Renewable Resources : (Unlimited – manageable – clean)
Sustainable power source assets are those, which are
normally renewed and originates from assets, for example, water, daylight,
wind, rain, tides, and geothermal warmth.
a). Hydro control:
Hydro control is produced by utilizing power generators to
separate vitality from moving water. Pakistan is having rich asset of vitality
in hydal influence, in any case, just 34 % of aggregate power age is
originating from hydro influence. Presently we are having 6555 MW against the
capability of 41000 to 45000 MW.
Current Hydropower stations:
Tarbella Dam : 3,478 MW
Ghazi Brotha: 1450 MW
Mangla 1,000 MW
Warsak 240 MW
Chashma 184 MW
Potential Hydropower stations:
Diamer-Bhasha Dam 4500 MW
Munda Dam – Swat waterway in Mohamand Agency 740 MW
Kalabagh Dam 2400-3600 MW
Bunji Dam 5400 MW
Dasu Dam 3800 MW
3.3 Alternative Sources of Energy :
Wind control bridles the energy of the breeze to drive the
sharp edges of wind turbines. These turbines cause the revolution of magnets,
which makes power. In spite of the fact that Pakistan has possibilities of wind
vitality extending from 10000 MW to 50000 MW, yet control age through breeze is
in introductory stages in Pakistan and as of now 06 MW has been introduced in
first stage in Jhampir through a Turkish organization and 50 MW will be
introduced right away. More breeze control plants will be worked in Jhampir,
Gharo, Keti Bandar and Bin Qasim Karachi.
b). Sun oriented :
Sun oriented power includes utilizing sun oriented cells to
change over daylight into power, utilizing daylight hitting sun powered warm
boards to change over daylight to warm water or air. Pakistan has capability of
more than 100,000 MW from sun powered vitality. Working of sun oriented power
plants is in progress in Kashmir, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan. Be that as it
may, private merchants are bringing in boards/sun based water warmers for
utilization in the market. Elective Energy Development Board (AEDB) is working
for 20,000 sun powered water warmers in Gilgit Baltistan. Portable
organizations have been requested that by the administration move supply of
vitality to their transmission towers from oil to sun based vitality boards.
c). Horticultural biomass/biodiesel :
Biomass creation includes utilizing waste or other
inexhaustible assets, for example, sugarcane, corn or other vegetation to
produce power. At the point when refuse disintegrates, methane is delivered and
caught in funnels and later consumed to create power. Vegetation and wood can
be singed straightforwardly to create vitality, similar to petroleum
derivatives, or handled to frame alcohols. Brazil has one of the biggest
sustainable power source programs from biomass/biodiesel on the planet, trailed
by USA. Elective Energy Development Board (AEDB) of Pakistan has intended to
produce 10 MW of power from metropolitan waste in Karachi took after by
comparable tasks in twenty urban communities of nation.
Tidal power can be extricated from Moon-gravity-controlled
tides by finding a water turbine in a tidal ebb and flow. The turbine can turn
an electrical generator, or a gas compressor, that would then be able to store
vitality until required. Beach front tides are a wellspring of perfect, free,
inexhaustible, and economical vitality.
Plans are in progress in Pakistan to outfit tidal vitality,
be that as it may, no usage has been made up until now.
Atomic power stations utilize atomic parting response to
produce vitality by the response of uranium inside an atomic reactor. Pakistan
has a little atomic power program, with 425 MW limit, however there are plans
to expand this limit significantly.
Since Pakistan is outside the Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Treaty, it is prohibited from exchange atomic plant or materials, which
prevents its advancement of common atomic vitality. Remaining issues being
developed of atomic vitality are enricment of uranium from U235 to U238,
controlling chain response and dumping of strong waste.
Pakistan Nuclear Power Reactors
Reactor Type MW Construction
started Commercial operation
Karachi PHWR 125 1966 1972
Chashma 1 PWR 300 1993 2000
Chashma 2 PWR 300 2005 expected 2011
Add up to 425 MW
* Pressurized substantial water reactor (PHWR) – Canadian
** Pressurized water reactor (PWR) – Chinese based reactors
4. Causes of
Energy Crisis : Pakistan’s vitality emergency follows its foundations to
following unmistakable causes :
Developing Energy Demand
; throughout the years there is more noteworthy need of
vitality on account of;
in way of life
and agrarian development
Absence of proactive and incorporated making arrangements
for generation of vitality:
Pakistan has had more extensive possibilities to tap
vitality, be that as it may, because of absence of any incorporated/proactive
arranging, less number of energy delivering plant were introduced to meet
advanced requests. Resultantly, finished the years, the hole between vitality
request and supply definitely developed and now against request of 20000 MW, we
are having around 11500 MW.
Imbalanced vitality blend
Vitality blend in Pakistan is very irregularity in contrast
with different nations, with more noteworthy dependence on non-inexhaustible
assets of gas (43.7 %) and oil (29 % – dominant part of which is foreign).
Costs of oil based commodities/raw petroleum change and in current Afro-Arab
political emergency, the oil costs are probably going to expand complex
influencing oil costs in Pakistan.
A sound vitality blend arranging should be produced giving
more noteworthy reliance to sustainable (hydel control), indigenous (coal) and
elective vitality assets (wind and sun based vitality). Atomic vitality can
Non-use of colossal indigenous vitality assets:
is having one of the biggest coal fields in Thar, having stores of more than
175 billion tones, which surpasses comparable oil stores of Saudi Arabia, Iran
and so forth.
expansion to control age, this coal can be utilized for substance and manure
business gave to workforce can be instrumental in expanding GDP and financial
flourishing to numerous families.
control age :
has capability of hydro assets to create 41000 to 45000 MW, be that as it may,
just 6555 MW is as of now being produced by this essential inexhaustible asset.
substantial hydro control dams in particular Kalabagh 3600 MW, Bhasha 4500 MW,
Bunji 5400 MW and Dasu 3800 MW can be built to create hydro power.
numerous little to medium hydro plants can be introduced on waterways and
channels and so on.
of Energy Crisis :
I). Monetary Factors: Energy is critical for running every
single other asset and emergency of vitality straightforwardly impacts every
other part of the economy. The monetary advance is hampered by decrease in
rural profitability and also by stopping in operations of enterprises. One
imperative factor of lower GDP and expansion of ware costs as of late is
credited to deficiencies in vitality supply.
ii). Farming Sector: Agricultural profitability of Pakistan
is diminishing because of arrangement of vitality for running tube wells,
agrarian hardware and generation of manures and pesticides. Along these lines
higher vitality implies higher farming profitability.
iii). Modern Sector: Nearly all Industrial units are keep
running with the vitality and breakage in vitality supply is having critical
outcomes on mechanical development. Because of decrease in vitality supply,
mechanical units are being opened, as well as the current modern units are
iv). Joblessness: By conclusion of modern units and less
horticultural profitability, new work openings stopped to exist and as of now
utilized labor is destroyed by the businesses to expand their benefit
proportions. In this way vitality emergency contributes towards joblessness.
v). Social Issues: This factor is essentially identified
with the residential utilization of vitality (cooking, warming and water
arrangement). Load shedding cause turmoil and disappointment among the general
population and results in disturbance against the administration.
vi). Neediness: Declination in financial development, bring
down rural efficiency, joblessness and shackling mechanical development bring
about expanding destitution. At present, around 40% of our populace is living
past neediness line and this proportion is expanding step by step. Abundant
control of vitality emergency will without a doubt yield in checking the hazard
Vitality Crisis has, moreorless, tormented all divisions of
Pakistan’s apparatus running from economy to industry, farming to social life,
swelling to destitution and it is hampering national advance in a radical way.
Regardless, danger of vitality emergency can be overpowered by government
through making compelling approaches and its proactive execution. At the same
time, it is the duty of us, the general population of Pakistan, to use the
accessible vitality keenly and carefully to assume our due part for advance of
of Energy Crisis :
Vitality emergency can be abridged by :
I). Lessening superfluous vitality utilize:
o Usage of
power sparing gadgets
crusade for vitality sparing
in pointless transportations by growing great open transport frameworks and
reinforcing Pakistan railroads
in modern uses with establishment of viable gear/vitality productive and with
expanding effectiveness of workforce (financially savvy)
dependence on rental power ventures, on the grounds that as opposed to doing
any great, they are expanding costs of power.
line misfortunes by utilizing productive influence transmission links
ii). Growing new vitality assets :
indigenous assets (Thar coal)
inexhaustible assets (water) by building new dams and hydro control plants
o Import of
gaseous petrol by IPI (Iran Pakistan India) and TAPI (Turkmenistan,
Afghanistan, Pakistan and India) pipelines
o Import of
power from Tajikistan – through Pak Afghan Tajikistan transmission-and Iran
(roughly 1000 MW from each of them) pipelines
elective vitality assets :
non military personnel atomic limit