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Minister stresses importance of integrated energy planning for crisis resolution
November 30, 2023

Caretaker Planning Minister Muhammad Sami Saeed says Integrated Energy Planning projects will help tackle energy crisis in the country.

He was chairing a meeting to review progress on the Integrated Energy Planning (IEP) Projects in Islamabad on Thursday.

The Minister reviewed the work carried out by Energy Planning and Resource Centre (EPRC) during the last two years and given a detailed briefing about the energy forecasting reports including Pakistan Energy Demand Forecast, Pakistan Energy Outlook and Pakistan Natural Gas Policy Analysis.

The report of Pakistan Energy Demand Forecast entails to address the dire need for primary energy demand forecasting and provide the future energy demand across all economic sectors of Pakistan.

Similarly, Pakistan Energy Outlook Report forecasts the future energy demand through an accurate energy demand model, historical consumption trends of the energy sector and macroeconomic parameters.

On the report of Pakistan Natural Gas Policy Analysis, Muhammad Sami Saeed directed EPRC to study the policy of gas supply merit order to consumers.

The IEP is an effective and appropriate tool for realizing the government's vision of developing a sustainable, cost-efficient energy sector that meets the country's strategic, socio economic needs and rapidly growing demand for energy.