About Power Distribution Program

The USAID Power Distribution Program (PDP) is part of the assistance and support which the United States Government provides through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Government of Pakistan in its efforts to reform the power sector to overcome the current energy crisis. The Program aims at working with Pakistan’s nine government-owned power distribution companies (DISCOs) to improve their operational and financial performance by reducing losses, increasing revenues, and improving customer services, so that the companies can achieve a level of performance commensurate with that of well-run utilities around the world. The Program also works with the Ministry of Water and Power (MWP), and the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) to improve governance, and the regulatory framework and management of the power sector. The Program ultimately works to eliminate the need for subsidies and for the delivery of an increased supply of reliable power to consumers.

This five-year program began in September 2010 and was designed to be implemented under two components but which was later extended to include a third component as well.