International Finance Corporation - Feasibility Study of Renewable Energy Adaption and Distributed Generation Potential in Major Industrial Zones of Pakistan, Covering 800+ Enterprises (Phase - 1)

Client: International Finance Corporation

Project Description: The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve people’s lives. In addition to its investment work in the MENA region, IFC is also providing Advisory Services aimed at specific aspects of private sector development, including support to small and medium enterprises, enhancing access to finance, improving the business enabling environment, encouraging privatization and public-private partnerships, and promoting environmental and social sustainable practices.

The MENA Power Advisory Program aims to increase investment flows into clean energy by demonstrating commercial viability and removing specific barriers to the scale-up renewable energy technologies that help GHG emissions and provide support in climate change mitigation measures.

The program “Field survey of selected Industrial Estates and Zones to asses’ potential of distribute generation” was designed by IFC team to cater the growing needs of Pakistan’s industrial landscape.

The program is divided in two phases. In first phase, 350 industries were targeted in Hattar and Karachi. This particular report is concerned with field conducted at Hattar. The second phase of program will target of 450 industries at Lahore, Multan and Faisalabad. Following report is only focus on the Hattar Industrial zone. IFC selected VTT Global to carry out this assignment.