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Gas, oil, hydroelectricity and some nuclear power are the sources that Pakistan relies upon for generating electricity. Oil generates about 35% of Pakistan’s power, while gas has a slightly smaller share, nearer to 30%. Of the renewable sources, hydroelectric power amounts for the most, contributing about 25% of generation. There are five dams across the country generating hydroelectricity: Tarbela, Warsak, Mangla, Chashma and Ghazi Barotha. In 2008 Pakistan generated around 80 gigawatt hours of electricity, but the country relies on imports to meet 25% of its demand.
The government runs three power suppliers: the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) and the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC). There are a set of independent power producers, such as Hub Power, Rousch Power and Uch Power Limited. The National Energy Power Regulatory Authority oversees regulation of the industry and sets tariffs for the state-run power suppliers. It also aims to move Pakistan’s energy structure from mainly state owned to a competitive system.
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