USAID’s plan for power sector entities in the offing

ISLAMABAD: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is said to be preparing another ‘attractive’ plan for the officials of power sector entities under a study aimed at enumerating the benefits of integrating larger amounts of intermittent, variable renewable energy (VRE) generation into Pakistan’s national grid, well informed sources told Business Recorder.

The “beneficiaries” of USAID’s previous program already occupy senior position in the entities including CPPA-G and are extending full support to the American agency. The officials of Power Division have reportedly been given “special “gifts by UASID to get their “cooperation” on whatever proposals are forwarded for the power sector.

According to a letter written by the USAID/ Pakistan it launched the Sustainable Energy for Pakistan (SEP) project in August 2017 in support of Government of Pakistan’s (GoP) efforts to increase the financially sustainable delivery of clean energy and to attract private investment, spurring economic and social development.

Published in Business Recorder, 10th July, 2018

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