Established in 2010, Independent Power Producers Association (IPPA) works in an advisory capacity to IPPs in Pakistan. It also acts as a bridge between the IPPs and the Government for resolution of their common issues. The main functions of IPPA are to;
- Liaise with relevant ministries of the Federal as well as Provincial Governments.
- Represent IPPs with PPIB, NTDC, NEPRA, CPPA-G and other relevant authorities.
- Collect, prepare and circulate relevant statistics and information of interest to its members and to the public.
- Prepare research reports and publications relevant to the power sector.
- Represent IPPs in policy-making fora and to the media.
Independent Power Producers (IPPs) are entities set up to develop, own and operate power plants to produce electricity for sale under long term contracts to the power purchasers such as Central Power Purchase Agency-Guarantee (CPPA-G) and K-Electric. They have played a pivotal role in solving electricity shortages and supplementing government’s endeavors to create a competitive energy market. Other industry players like NEPRA have also appreciated the higher performance and efficiency of IPPs as compared to public sector generators.
Member IPPs have generation facilities ranging between 84 MW and 1,292 MW Gross. Member IPPs mainly use natural gas, with High Speed Diesel (HSD) as back-up fuel or Residual Fuel Oil (RFO). Recently, some companies, including member IPPs have also begun setting up wind, solar, coal fired and hydel power plants.
“Shaping the Future of Energy Sector in Pakistan”
Based in Pakistan, IPPA is providing forward thinking advocacy and support services in line with global changing landscape of business dynamics to its member organizations for enhancing future growth and profitability.
A think tank and idea power house. IPPA is creating real value for its members and stakeholders through futuristic insights, market information, and research and mainstreaming policy advice.
The purpose of the IPPA is to provide its members a forum to:
- Liaise with the relevant ministries of the Federal as well as the Provincial Government; and
- Liaise with statutory bodies including but not limited to NEPRA, PPIB, CPPA-G, WAPDA, and NTDC.
- Liaise with development sector and other energy stakeholders.
- Collect, formulate and project the views of the power sector including but not limited to those of electricity producing companies.
FUNCTIONS AND OBJECTIVES
The IPPA may carry out any and all of the following activities:
- Represent the Independent Power Producers (“IPPs”) before the Federal and Provincial Governments and other Government departments including NEPRA PPIB WAPDA CPPA-G and NTDC.
- Protect and promote power production by measures such as an installation of electricity producing plants.
- Collect prepare and circulate statistics and relevant information to the members as well as to the Federal or Provincial Government as may be necessary.
- Acquire movable and immovable assets for the business of the Council and to manage these assets.
- Plan project and manage the finances of the Council in an appropriate manner.
- Obtain and coordinate the views of members in respect of power production.
- Prepare budgets for meeting the operating expenses of the IPPA and to allocate funds for the purpose.
- Carry out and execute the work of the IPPA in accordance with the Charter.
- If so instructed by the Government coordinate with the industry wherever necessary and to present to the Government information on any issue that it may require.
- Perform any other task that may be necessary or ancillary to its fulfilling its mandate.
- The IPPA shall not act or do anything which may violate any provision of Laws of Pakistan.