In this video, I talk about the history of electricity crisis starting from 1994 IPP Policy to General Musharraf’s time (when hardly any public sector investment in the power sector was undertaken) to the present government when 10,000 MW is expected to be added.
I argue that Pakistan will have enough generation capability in the system by 2018 to meet the electricity demand and we might very well be load shedding free, given that transmission infrastructure is in place to evacuate power.
However, this might only be a temporary relief if we do not fix our distribution and transmission infrastructure. Moreover, as consumers of electricity it is our responsibility to ensure that we are using electricity efficiently as government cannot keep on building power plants. It takes both time and money.