Tariff determination for municipal waste management power projects in Pakistan

Mahmood Rehmani, Tahir Islam, Munnawar Naz Khokhar, Umer Iftikhar, Mohsin Shahzad

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Waste management is an emerging focus in Pakistan. Specifically, waste-to-energy (WtE) projects are conceived to obtain benefits from municipal waste collection in metropolitan cities. This study provides a brief background of WtE potential, waste collection statistics, type of generated wastes, and current measures to build the confidence of investors in WtE projects. In addition, a brief overview of government efforts for WtE and delineation of licensing requirements for power generation are discussed. The parameters laid down for the determination of tariffs for municipal waste management power projects and the cost accounted for each parameter are analyzed in detail. Similarly, this study deliberates on observations among stakeholders and compares Pakistan tariffs with those of neighboring countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-856
Number of pages6
JournalWaste Management and Research
Issue number8
Early online date28 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • power projects
  • renewable energy
  • solid waste management
  • tariff determination
  • Waste management
  • waste-to-energy


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