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How Solar Can Aid the Gas Crisis in Pakistan

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Introduction

Pakistan has historically experienced severe gas shortages/crises, especially during the peak winter season. Natural gas is a valuable resource that plays an important role in Pakistan’s economy. Gas is used for a variety of applications, including cooking, fertilizer manufacture, automobile fueling, and electricity generation, and accounts for more than half of total energy use in the country.

Gas is the world’s third-most-consumed energy source. Pakistan accounts for less than 1% of global gas usage. It satisfies its energy needs through a 44:56 mix of foreign and indigenous resources. Natural gas and imported LNG account for more than 40% of the country’s energy mix, including gas resources utilized in power generation. In recent years, Pakistan’s demand for gas has skyrocketed. However, gas exploration and production have fallen, and the LNG operational and regulatory framework is ineffective, resulting in a countrywide shortage and higher supply costs.

The gas crisis is one of Pakistan’s significant challenges, especially during the winter. Long periods of load shedding or low-pressure gas put millions of individuals across the country to the test since they are incapable of performing basic tasks. Furthermore, gas scarcity has coincided with a significant spike in gas costs. Because of domestic manufacturing, Pakistanis have traditionally had inexpensive electricity bills. Unfortunately, due to the mismanagement of this crucial resource, which was formerly abundant, we now confront gas scarcity and high gas costs.

Pakistan’s Gas Issues in Winter

Due to higher prices of wood and coal and the shortage, gas shortage is a big issue affecting Pakistan every winter. Furthermore, according to media estimates, wood and coal costs have more than quadrupled since last year. Gas is no longer accessible in various cities in Sindh, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, according to several media sources. Residents in Karachi, Lahore, Hyderabad, Multan, Peshawar, and Rawalpindi are anxious as a result of the gas load shedding, and demand for LPG and firewood has also increased. Even though wood and coal costs have doubled, the plan to sell LPG to home users to cover their fuel needs is likewise useless.

Because national supplies are nearly depleted, the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) has formally confirmed that all provinces in the country would undergo at least 16 hours of gas load-shedding this winter. This is a truth that Pakistanis have reluctantly accepted, since the gas problem has been hovering over their heads for quite some time. The wise thing to do would have been to lay the groundwork for other energy sources when the gas issue was still fresh and controllable. Instead of denying the population once more, we intend to use this chance to investigate other options and minimize our reliance on gas.

How Solar Can Help

Adopting solar solutions is one of the most ecological and practical energy choices. In this aspect, technology and solar power solutions can be quite advantageous. It will benefit both residential and business customers. Many cities in the country have had to go through gas load shedding in recent years, causing significant difficulties in cooking at home and in restaurants. People were adversely affected in certain cities since there was no gas for more than 20 hours of the day.

Solar energy systems are frequently thought to be only beneficial during the summer, when air conditioners must operate for the majority of the day. As a result, the increased power consumption leads to exorbitant electricity costs. Another common misconception is that implementing a solar energy system in the winter is unnecessary since air conditioning is not required. Solar energy systems, on the other hand, are as useful in the winter since they can keep your houses warm. Switching to more energy-efficient electric solutions, such as reversible inverters and electric heaters, can help you save money on your utility costs. Furthermore, utilizing an electric stove gives a dependable option to prepare meals and snacks at your leisure without worrying about gas shortages.

An electric or solar geyser is another life-saving appliance in the winter. Many individuals, particularly those residing in the country’s north, understand the importance of having effective geysers throughout the winter months. Electric geysers eliminate the need for the time-consuming operation of using matches and turning them on and off every time there is a power outage. You can alternatively switch to an electric geyser and utilize it as needed. These geysers are inexpensive and simple to operate. You may turn them on and off without worrying about a gas shortage.

Your home’s solar energy system provides reliable energy and allows you to reduce your power expenses significantly. Moreover, net metering allows you to sell more units to the grid when your power demand is low in the winter, resulting in indirect cost savings. Many solar customers have benefited from credit bills in recent years, particularly during the winter.

Conclusion

Radiance Tek believes that our beloved country, Pakistan, would benefit most from solar energy. All of our efforts and difficulties to assist people in solarizing and being self-sufficient in energy generation are aimed at making Pakistan energy-independent. We are trying to clear the path for Pakistan to end its energy issues and advance toward becoming a developed country. If you’re interested, now is the time to go bring solar power to Pakistan with Radiance Tek.

To get your own solar in Pakistan, please call or visit our office in DHA Phase 2, Islamabad.