Saadia Qayyum


Energy and water will be the decisive factors in a sustainable, and peaceful future of humanity.  We live in an era where it is our responsibility to create policies, and establish projects, which will be imperative for future generations to survive.  I wish to contribute my life efforts for the benefit of billions of lives that depends on the  choices we make today.



How Pakistan can achieve its Energy Efficiency Targets?

Importance of Energy Efficiency and Conservation for Pakistan Energy conservation and efficiency have been repeatedly termed as the low hanging fruit for achieving commitments made by countries at COP 21. Increasing cost of energy, growing energy demand, along with declining energy resources has driven countries, across the world, to ramp up their efforts in achieving …

Harnessing the Power of Business to Tackle Energy Poverty

  Ghulam Abbas, an aged man in his 70s, stokes fire to get some relief from the cold, as his wife, Zehra, lies beside him coughing incessantly. Zehra has developed lung cancer from the smoke fumes she has been exposed to everyday while cooking for her family. Few kilometers away from Abbas’s house, Nuriya is …


I am an independent energy consultant providing advisory services to organizations in public and private sectors. My area of expertise include Power Market Economics and Regulation and Energy Policy Analysis.

I started my career at National Engineering Services of Pakistan as Project Economist and Financial Analyst on multiple public sector hydropower projects.

I have also advised Ministry of Water and Power, Planning Commission, National Transmission and Despatch Company and Water and Power Development Authority on energy sector reforms and power infrastructure projects.

I graduated from Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2014 with a Masters Degree in Public Policy. I also hold a bachelors degree in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Projects I have worked on:

  • Rapid Assessment Study of Pakistan’s Solar Market
  • Sustainable Energy for All National Action Plan for Pakistan
  • National Transmission and Despatch Company Strategic Business Plan
  • Performance Contracts of Public Sector Generation Companies
  • 11th Five Year Energy Plan 2013-18
  • Hydropower Sector Assessment Reports of Lao PDR, Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar
  • Financial Feasibility Analysis of Neelum Jhelum Hydroelectric Project
  • Up gradation and refurbishment study of Mangla Dam, Pakistan
  • Financial analysis of Ganges Barrage Hydroelectric Project, Bangladesh