The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), in collaboration with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Pakistan (hbs), has launched the policy paper “Mapping the Growth of Pakistan’s Wind Energy Market: Lessons Learned and Policy Solutions”. The report analyses the current status of the wind market in Pakistan and presents the main barriers that have been hampering the progress of wind power in the country.
The analysis and conclusions are based on personal interviews with private and public stakeholders. Pakistan has now become a real wind market, although still rather small. The second conclusion is that some of the previous problems have been tackled, but there is still some work which needs to be accomplished. According to the interviewed investors, this is the case in particular with regard to grid infrastructure, inconsistency in government policies and operational inefficiency. Responses from public sector officials remain divided: While there is an increasing awareness of the benefits and low cost of renewable energy, some important units still don't have the required level of information. Another finding is that the government of Pakistan may support market growth through mobilising financial resources, especially through the Green Climate Fund, and by addressing capacity building needs in particular in the public sector. The report can be downloaded from: www.wwindea.org/download/general_files/Policy-Paper-2015-V6.pdf