Pakistan is rich in natural resources and has the capacity
to become self-sufficient in energy having huge sedimentary
basins stretching over 825,000 sq. kms, offering immense
potential for exploration and development of the local
natural resources with an exploration success ratio of 1 :
Petroleum Exploration & Production
The Govt. has chalked out a more investor friendly petroleum
exploration & production policy offering unprecedented
incentives for accelerating exploratory and production
Electric Power Generation
Pakistan has much potential for Electric Power Generation
and greater role is being assigned to natural gas and coal.
The Government of Pakistan has started a coal development
programme aimed at developing infrastructure in the coal
fields to meet a sizable portion of future power demand
through coal based power generation.
Independent Power Producers (IPPs)
Enormous investment opportunities for the IPPs exist in the
Hydro Power generation plants, in which the potential is
estimated at about 40,000 MW, out of which the economic
Hydel Power Potential is around 20,000 MW. The existing
hydel capacity in operation is 5,010 MW.
Exploration and utilization of alternate sources of energy
has also been started in the Country. Pakistan’s geographic
location makes it ideal to harness unlimited solar energy.
During the last two decades, Pakistan has developed its
potential in photovoltaics (PV). This technology is
particularly suitable for small power requirements and
remote area applications such as remote telecommunication
The Govt. has formed ALTERNATIVE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT BOARD
“AEDB” to explore alternative energy sources to electrify
rural areas. Pakistan has 1,046 Km long costal line where
speed of wind is quite favorable for producing electricity.
Pakistan has a potential of almost 50,000 MW WIND POWER,
which could produce cheap electricity and reduce production
cost for the cottage industry in the rural areas.