WITH ONE MILLION LANTERNS WE CAN REDUCE 1.5 MILLION TONS OF CO2 PRODUCED.

and save around Rs. 25 Billion and reduce Pakistan’s oil imports by 6% per year. Click on the map to view all the areas we have worked in.

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  • The village electrification program is an integral part of total power sector development program in order to provide basic necessities to the people of Pakistan. As a part of the program 8995 villages were electrified from 2012-2013 throughout Pakistan.
  • Households are the largest consumers of electricity in Pakistan as they consume 46.5% of the electricity produced followed by Industrial and Agriculture sectors, which consume about 27.5% and 11.6% respectively.
  • Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) has allowed for large number of Solar Panels to private sector companies for generation of 54.77MW of energy in the Country.
  • Out of 125,000 villages in Pakistan, around 95,000 have been electrified and some 30 million inhabitants living in 30,000 villages still have no access to electricity.

Interesting Facts

  • Current power shortage in Pakistan 5,000 MW, which aggravates to 6,5000 MW in peak days of consumption during the year
  • Demand for electricity in Pakistan has been growing at 9.5% per annum for the past 4 years while the energy deficit is expected to exacerbate to increased levels of 46% by 2015 and 64% by 2025.
  • Due to the old and inundated electricity infrastructure, 30 percent of the generated electricity is lost in transit.
  • On average solar global insulation exists in Pakistan over more than 95% of its area.
  • Increasing per capita electricity consumption has a 90% correlation with increasing per capita GDP (source: USAID: Energy sector assessment for Pakistan)
  • Reduction in maternal mortality is significantly correlated (-84.5%) with electricity consumption. Increases in life expectancy have a 65.7% correlation with increases in electricity consumption in low income countries (source: USAID: Energy sector assessment for Pakistan)
  • A positive correlation (65%) occurs between primary education enrollment and completion rates for girls and increases in per capita electricity consumption (source: USAID: Energy sector assessment for Pakistan)
  • UN estimated that an average of $35 billion – 40 billion a year would be needed for investment until 2030 so that everyone on the planet can cook, heat and light their premises
  • Average solar energy during a sunny day in Pakistan is 6 kWh/m2/day
  • Most cities in Pakistan receive between 2,200 and 2,500 hours of solar radiation every year which is 60 to 70 percent more than that of Germany
  • Multiple linkages and scalable impact: global partnerships created
  • Increasing median years of education from 6.7 years to 8.5 years
  • Increased girls enrollment in school by 20%
  • Increasing the provision of medical help by 100%
  • A 1% investment in electrical infrastructure increases the Total factor productivity bt 0.24%
  • Female entrepreneurs increase the income of household
  • 43% of the population of Pakistan lives without access to electricity of which 70% of the individuals live in the rural areas in 50,000 villages completely detached from the national grid.
  • By 2015 the energy deficit will exacerbate to 46% and by 2025 it will rise to 64% leaving the entire population of 187 million in darkness.
  • Each solar lantern in its life of 10 years replaces 500-600 liters of kerosene mitigating about 1.5 tons of CO2
  • With one million lanterns we can reduce 1.5 million tons of CO2 produced and save around 25 billion rupees and reduce oil imports by 6% per year

Districts Current Stats

  • Lodhran
    Number of Villages:
    14
    Number of Lanterns:
    700
    Number of Lives Impacted:
    3500
  • Mianwali
    Number of Villages:
    6
    Number of Lanterns:
    500
    Number of Lives Impacted:
    9250
  • Sahiwal
    Number of Villages:
    13
    Number of Lanterns:
    650
    Number of Lives Impacted:
    3250
  • DI Khan
    Number of Villages:
    2
    Number of Lanterns:
    100
    Number of Lives Impacted:
    500
  • DG Khan
    Number of Villages:
    2
    Number of Lanterns:
    100
    Number of Lives Impacted:
    500
  • Chiniot
    Number of Villages:
    4
    Number of Lanterns:
    200
    Number of Lives Impacted:
    1000
  • Bahawalpur
    Number of Villages:
    29
    Number of Lanterns:
    1950
    Number of Lives Impacted:
    9750

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110 Villages

Total Lives Impacted

27,500 Lives

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