USAID Energy Policy Project’s senior energy expert Salahuddin Rifai seconded to the Ministry of Water Power for providing advisory services to NTDC/NPCC and strengthening the activities of NPCC has been appointed as the convener of the newly constituted Energy Management Committee (EMC). The Energy Management Committee/ Load Management Committee has been constituted under the directive of the Prime Minister to streamline load management, eliminate unscheduled loadshedding and ensure equitable loadshedding in the country. The assistance being provided to the Ministry of Water and Power is part of the US Government’s commitment to support the Government of Pakistan in increasing power generation, improving energy transmission, strengthening fuel supply infrastructure and supporting energy policy reform and governance.
The USAID Energy Policy Project is a multi-year effort to increase power generation, decrease losses and increase cost recovery by investing in selected energy infrastructure projects and facilitating Govt. of Pakistan reform efforts with technical assistance and new technology.
Currently USAID Energy Policy Project is providing advice and support to energy sector reform and governance to various GoP entities, namely, Ministry of Water and Power, Ministry of Finance, Planning Commission and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources.