Renewable resources: Competitive energy policy a welcome move

The Cabinet Committee on Energy has announced some new decisions followed by press briefings by Power Division Minister Awais Leghari. Most of these pertain to renewable energy.

The main decision is to do away with the upfront tariff for renewable energy in favour of competitive bidding. Earlier, some confusion had persisted about competitive bidding as there was no word in black and white as to whether competitive bidding would actually take place and when. Now, Leghari has announced that competitive bidding will take place in the next two months. In parallel, the Sindh government has also announced competitive bidding for a 50MW solar power plant.

Published in The Express Tribune, 18th December, 2017