Balochistan Power Development Board (BPDB)

Balochistan Power Development Board (BPDB) setup in 2007 by the Government of Balochistan under the chairmanship of the  Additional Chief Secretary (Development), Planning and Development Department, Government of Balochistan consists of

(2) Secretary Finance,

(3) Secretary Law,

(4) Secretary Mines and Minerals,

(5) Secretary Environment and

(6) Secretary irrigation and Power as convener.

* Board will also include members from QESCO, GSP and SMEDA. Services of auditor can be hired to evaluate financial aspects.

BPDB will provide one-window support to IPPs/SPPs and assist in ensuring that the concerned agencies make timely decisions with respect to related matters.

The BPDB will:-

a) Facilitate the implementation of power generation projects and power distribution arrangements, in case of power sale to a DISCO i.e. QESCO in case of Balochistan.

b) Pre-qualify the sponsors both in case of raw site projects or solicited site projects;

c) Evaluate the bids of pre-qualified sponsors and issue Letters of Interest and Letters of Support to the successful sponsors and eventually issue License for Power Generation.

d) Assist the sponsor / project company in seeking necessary consents / permissions from various governmental agencies;

e) Negotiate the implementation agreements (IAs), assist in the negotiations relating to obtained generation license from NEPRA where required and assist the power producer, fuel supplier and provincial DISCOs and other authorities in the negotiations, execution and administration of other agreements such as the PPA, the FSA/ GSA/CSA.

f) Co-ordinate with Federal Government agencies and DISCOs / NTDC for development of the power generation projects;

g) Follow up and assist in the implementation and monitoring of projects; and,

h) Take up such other matters as may be required for the promotion of power generation projects in the province.

Reference: Balochistan Power Generation Policy 2007

Panel of Experts:-

Mr. Noor Ahmed Mengal; Ex-Chief Engineer, QESCO.

Mr. Nazeer Ahmed Mengal; Ex-Chief Engineer, (O&M) QESCO.

Mr. Ghulam Usman Babai; Ex- Chief Engineer Irrigation & Power Balochistan.

Dr. Rabia Zafar; Director ORIC/Chairperson Environmental Science SBKW University Quetta.

Ms. Fatima Khursheed; IPP Association.

Mr. Salman Ameen; Senior Consultant Energy.