- Sep 5, 2020
hah the classic catch...build power plants with the required generation capacity, and it will be 100% electricity everywhere. Wrong though. Arranging for reliable reliable transmission and distribution infrastructure is the key here. Porki's T&D infrastructure is heavily broken and new transmission lines being built are slow and unaffordable. Looks like CPEC does not cover any T&D projects. With mounting circular debt, there is zero chance that the distribution companies will receive any moneys from the users for current power consumed let alone any new power produced.Just checked the progress on CPEC power projects, looks like all of them(coal, wind & solar) are completed and operational.
Plus security issues. Pakshitstan's friendly terrorists take out all sorts of infrastructure and they will take out T&D infrastructure as well. Without social harmony and settlement of genuine grievances, they cannot achieve any quality distribution infrastructure - be it electricity, gas, roads, railways etc. And without quality distribution infrastructure, no amount of capacity building will help. In these shaky conditions, Pakis have guaranteed high Return on Equity for these power projects.
Frankly, time will tell if CPEC projects are viable. But if they pull it off, good for them.
we just better make sure our economy levels are much much larger and more sophisticated like the Chinese one.