Renewable energy technologies in Balochistan: Practice, prospects and challenges

Global energy demand is increasing with the rapid urbanization, development, usage of new technologies and expansion of users’ net. Many developing countries are facing energy crisis including Pakistan, where energy infrastructure is old and energy sector is facing challenges of supply, demand and distribution. Considering the situation, renewable energy technologies are used across the country including Balochistan province to solve the energy problem. Renewable energy sources, especially solar and wind energy are getting more popular in the province. This paper provides the overview of existing practices of using RE technologies in Balochistan. Moreover, the paper presents the prospects and challenges regarding RE technologies, institutional setup and organizations involved for the dissemination of knowledge and skills regarding RE.