A group of Pakistani regulators gathers for a photo at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio during a 2018 study tour of the U.S. (NARUC)
Pakistan is working to improve its energy sector to help attract and promote private investment. In recent years, the country has successfully reduced blackouts and losses while at the same time improving the financial viability of the country’s utility sector. On the regulatory front, multi-year tariff frameworks for distribution companies will help to strengthen the regulatory framework as well as attract investors.
With the support of the United States Agency for International Development, NARUC assisted the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (NEPRA) and the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (OGRA) to enhance their regulatory capacity. The partnership focused on sharing best practices and providing a platform for regulatory dialogue to support sound legal, technical, and regulatory frameworks.
Through the partnership, NARUC contributed to a broader effort for NEPRA to enhance regulatory frameworks as the country transitions towards a competitive wholesale market and for OGRA to improve its existing internal functions and processes to reflect international standards and practices.
Project Dates: 2017-2019 (Closed)
National Electric Power Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (NEPRA)
Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (OGRA)