Investment Opportunities

Punjab with population of 93 million is the largest province of Pakistan and contributes 60 % of the GDP. It has a large industrial base with more than 48,000 units. There is a growing un-met demand of energy which offers an opportunity for investments in power generation projects based on various indigenous sources:

Policy and Institutional Framework:

Punjab Power Generation Policy - Government of Punjab has developed and an enabling power policy to facilitate investment in this vital sector. Punjab Power Policy 2009 provides a framework for the development of power plants in both public and private sector as well for joint venture projects. The policy is intended to promote all types of technologies including hydel, coal, solar, wind and bio-mass. Hydel projects in the private sector would be implemented on Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) basis while other projects in the private sector can be established on either BOOT basis or on Build-Own-Operate (BOO) basis.

Incentives: Power generation companies are allowed to import plants and equipment @ 5% duty (0 % for renewable energy) with exemption on sales tax. Other incentives include: income tax exemption for life; full repatriation of profit plus investment; international arbitration awards enforceable under law; hydrological risk borne by the government; minimum 15% ROE guaranteed net of taxes (US$ based).  

Punjab Power Development Board - The Punjab Power Development Board (PPDB) has been established as "One Window Facilitator" to promote and encourage private sector's participation in the power sector.

Punjab Power Development Company Limited - The Government of Punjab has established Punjab Power Development Company (PPDCL), a government owned company registered with the Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), to develop power projects in public sector as well as in public-private partnership mode.


For further information please contact:
Managing Director.
Punjab Power Development Board.
Irrigation Secretariat,
Old Anar Kali, Lahore,
Pakistan.

Ph: +92 42 99213885-6
Fax: +92 42-37336655
Email: ppdb.mt@energy.punjab.gov.pk

Punjab derives its name from the five rivers flowing through the province (Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum). Punjab is home to over 90 million people. Location: 27. 40°/to 34.01° N and 69.20°/ to 75.20° E. latitude & longitude

The installed electricity generation capacity is approximately 21000 MW, presently out of which 6599 MW comes from hydropower. The identified hydropower potential in the country is approximately 41,722 MW

Coal resources of Punjab are mainly found in the Salt Range of Punjab. A study by M/s Snowden Australia has indicated 595 million tons coal reserves in Punjab. These reserves are mainly located in four districts, namely Jhelum, Chakwal, Khushab and Mianwali, and have the potential to generate 3700 MW for 30 years

The coal field covers an area of about 260 sq. km between Khushab, Dandot in Chakwal and Jhelum district of the Punjab. Coal seams vary in thickness from 0.3 meter to 1.5 meter with an average thickness of 0.75 meters

Punjab is the largest province of Pakistan, home to over 90 million people. It is located between 27. 40°/to 34.-01° N and 69-20°/ to 75-20° E latitude & longitude

The installed power capacity of Pakistan is around 21,000 MW. Country is facing power shortfall ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 MW. Punjab being the most populous province, consumes 68% of generated national power. The annual demand growth is 6-8%

Bio fuels include both biomass and biogas (methane) produced from biodegradable waste, or by the use of crop or animal waste. Punjab’s large agriculture and livestock sector produces an abundant amount of biomass in the form of crop residue and animal waste. Municipal solid waste produced by a large urban population is also available to produce usable methane gas or electricity

Biomass is considered to be one of the key renewable resources of the future at both small and large scale levels. It already supplies 14% of the world’s primary energy consumption

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