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Analysis of Pakistan's Electric Power Sector
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Pakistan is among some countries which has a lot of potential to produce electricity. The country is geographically very rich in terms of various renewable resources which are low costing to produce electricity and at the same time more environment friendly. But still from last 15 years Pakistan has a series of crises in power sector and there is a shortfall because electricity demand is growing day by day and the resources to produce electricity are not used efficiently.

This study covers how the country is producing electricity from different available resources, furthermore to address how to reduce shortfall using renewable resources. The main parameters covered by this study are electricity production and its consumption, and installed capacity from different power sources.

Currently there are 81 different Power plants with installed capacity 24857 MW of electricity and some more power generating projects are in consideration in future to increase electricity production in the country.  Production units are shown in terms of bar charts which compares installed capacity of all power plants. Annual production data of different power plants and their generation history is also shown and explained in tables.

Furthermore in our study, reasons of existing shortfall are explained and renewable resources like wind, hydel and solar potential of the country is specified, which will help to reduce existing shortfall. At the end, it is concluded that renewable resources importance is realizing in the country with time, as their contribution towards electricity generation is increasing, and are more beneficial, sustainable, economical and long lasting.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 51 p.
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Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-11796OAI: diva2:917526
Subject / course
ET1307 Degree Project in Electrical Engineering
Educational program
ETGTC Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Telecommunication
2016-03-22, Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, 371 79 Karlskrona, karlskrona, 14:15 (English)
Available from: 2016-04-07 Created: 2016-04-06 Last updated: 2016-04-07Bibliographically approved

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