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GOVERNMENT OF BALOCHISTAN DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Roundtable on 18 th Amendment and its Impact on Power Sector 29 th September, 2015 By Engr. Agha Hassan Raza Director Electricity
ENERGY DEPARTMENT- Functions Implementation of Electricity Act and Electricity Rules. Implementation of NEPRA Rules. Implementation of Electricity Duty Rules. Monitoring/Co-Ordination with QESCO and K-Electric on village electrification and implementation of power projects. Reconciliation of electricity bills of Government connections, agriculture tube wells and water supply schemes being run by PHED and community. Electrification through alternate energy sources.
POWER DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES IN BALOCHISTAN Ø Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO) Ø Karachi Electric (K-Electric) Ø Small Power Houses (Diesel Generators) (operated by QESCO)
Power Sources of Balochistan Power Sources 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Guddu Uch Power I &II HCPC Quetta TPS Quetta Import from Iran Small Power Houses, and K-Electric Total Demand ( MW ) 1650 Available Power (MW) Shortage (MW) 779 871
18 th AMENDMENT • Abolishment of Concurrent list; transfer of subject of electricity into Federal Legislative list • Amendments in Article 157 • Establishment of Provincial Regulatory Authorities • Tariff Determination
18 th AMENDMENT • Issuance of Licenses for • Generation • Transmission and • Distribution • Approval of the Projects • Issuance of LOI and LOS
18 th AMENDMENT Despite the fact that the Provinces had been given the power to generate electricity on their own, but they could not actually do it due to number of bottlenecks including; • lack of expertise • resources • inability to provide sovereign guarantees to solicit international funding
ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED • A well defined and comprehensive role of Provinces dealing with issues of electricity • Consent of Provinces in Federal Government Sponsored Projects • Making agreements simpler for Provinces to execute Power Projects • Necessary amendments in Regulatory bodies and laws • Long term planning with coordinated approach
FUTURE PLANNING Ø Installation of coal fired power plants on coal reserves in Balochistan Ø Installation of a Solar Power Plant at Kuchlak, Quetta with CK Solar (Korea) Ø Import of electricity from Islamic Republic of Iran Ø Generation of electricity from Wind in Nok Kundi and coastal areas of Balochistan.