National Electric Power Regulatory Authority
Mehroze Rafique is a young energy professional who for the past four years has worked for Pakistan’s National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) as Assistant Director for renewable energy. He gained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 2014 and started his energy journey as an intern with Pakistan’s Alternative Energy Development Board, working on renewable energy projects. In June 2015, Mr. Rafique joined NEPRA as one of the country’s youngest policy makers, and successfully drafted power sector regulations, determined wind and solar PV generation tariffs, updated competitive bidding regulations and received the Emerging Employee of the Year award. He has also represented Pakistan at the SAARC’s crossborder power trading event in Bangladesh. These experiences developed his deep understanding of the power sector and relationships with local and international stakeholders. In 2018, Mr. Rafique gained a Master’s in Energy & Environmental Technology & Economics from City, University of London, focusing his thesis on the lack of energy access in Pakistan. Before returning to Pakistan, he gained an internship with World Energy Council (WEC) where he worked on World Energy Issues Monitor 2019, explored the quality energy access space and strengthened WEC’s relations with Pakistan’s energy sector.
NEPRA regulates the electric power sector to promote a competitive structure for the industry and to ensure the coordinated, reliable and adequate supply of electric power in the future. By law, NEPRA is mandated to ensure that the interests of the investor and the customer are protected through judicious decisions based on transparent commercial principals and that the sector moves towards a competitive environment.