The key priorities in Pakistan’s rural development include promoting income-generating agricultural and agro-processing practices, rational use of natural resources and poverty alleviation. Productive utilization of energy is a critical response to each of these priorities. The Productive Use of Renewable Energy (PURE) project was therefore developed by UNDP to facilitate productive utilization of renewable energy. The project aims at increasing the adoption of renewable energy technologies (RETs) by promoting productive uses of energy. A specific focus of the project is construction of Micro-Hydropower Plants (MHPs), to act as the main potential source of energy in the targeted areas. The Renewable Energy generated by these MHPs is channelized for productive uses.
Improve living standards of the local communities by removing barriers to the adoption of renewable energy technologies (RETs) by promoting productive uses of energy in one of Pakistan’s remotest areas: the province of Gilgit-Baltistan and district Chitral in Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa.
Following studies conducted:
Study on installation & application of ELC’s at mini/micro hydro power plants (MHPs) in Pakistan (completed),
Feasibility study for establishment of repair & maintenance workshop (completed),
Training Needs Analysis (TNA) (completed), and
EIA of stone crushing unit in district Chitral (ongoing).