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Public forum on the status and challenges in the Transmission of power

Aug 18

3:30PM to 05:00pm

SDPI Seminar Hall, 38, Main Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad

Concept Note:

The public forum will focus on the status and challenges being faced in the transmission of power, how they affect the power sector and their solutions. The panel will comprise of professional from USAID/EPP and GOP representatives. We will provide an overview of what power transmission encompasses and how Pakistan has progressed over the years in developing its transmission infrastructure. We will also cover the option of importing power from Central Asia to help reduce the generation short-fall. The forum will cover the efforts made by USAID for transmission and provide comparison between the USA’s and Pakistan’s transmission system. The session will touch some of the financial challenges that have contributed to the problems we face today.

Panelists:
  • Mr.Salahuddin Rifai, EPP
  • Mr.Tariq Qazi, EPP, former CEO NTDC
  • Mr.Rufus Kelam, EPP
  • Muhammad Yaqoob Shakir, Chief Engineer NTDC
Moderator: 
  • Mr. Tahir Dhindsa, SDPI