Pakistan has been facing power shortages regularly for the past few years. The solution was to be the construction of the Kalabagh dam which was a proposed hydroelectric dam with the capacity of generating 3,600 megawatts of power and had the ability to minimise the energy crisis. Unfortunately, it was not constructed due to political conflict and opposition from other provinces like Sindh. However, the present of the PML-N government has been working on small, medium and long-term projects to meet the country’s energy requirements. We hope and pray for the success of the government regarding the fulfillment of their claim. 

Renewable energy is collected from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Renewable energy technologies are getting cheaper, through technological change, the benefits of mass production and market competition. Developed countries have made immense progress to get clean energy from the renewable energy sector. Under-developed countries have also started different projects to promote the use of environment-friendly energy for the survival of mankind. However in Pakistan, the sector is relatively underdeveloped but there some efforts are being made to build solar, wind and tidal power plants. There is a dire need to launch more projects to tap into the renewable energy potential in Pakistan. 

ENGR. MANSOOR AHMED,  

Faisalabad, November 7.