December 2021: NUMARK Associates and Energy and Security Group (ESG) are pleased to announce their selection by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Pakistan Power Sector Improvement Activity (PSIA) task order. The task order falls under NUMARK’s existing Energy II IDIQ contract and is the result of a competitive solicitation.
PSIA is a four-year, $23.5M Activity aiming to increase the financial viability, reliability, and affordability of Pakistan’s power system. PSIA supports USAID’s focus on facilitating long-term solutions to energy issues through increased engagement with the private sector. This will be achieved by leveraging private investment and providing technical assistance to improve governance, implement necessary reforms, and promote fair and open competition in the market.
Working together with Pakistan-based subcontractors, NUMARK and ESG will support Pakistani government efforts to transition to a competitive power market; improve energy transmission and distribution system operations; optimize the use of grid electricity; and increase the share of renewable energy production and energy efficiency utilization in the country’s energy mix. Key considerations for the PSIA Activity include more fully engaging the private sector, coordinating with Pakistani and regionally based stakeholders, ensuring environmental compliance and climate risk management, and promoting gender equality.
NUMARK and ESG bring USAID not only wide-ranging expertise in renewable energy and energy efficiency development and utilization, energy security, and energy sector planning and governance, but also resources in training, gender engagement, communications, and project management. The team has successfully implemented numerous large- and small-scale USAID energy projects around the world.
NUMARK and ESG are both small businesses. NUMARK, founded in 1991, supports public and private sector clients in the United States and around the world in the areas of international development, nuclear safety, environmental protection, and sustainable energy strategies.
Established in 2002, the Energy and Security Group focuses on expanding the use of clean energy and environmental technologies and practices to enhance economic performance, promote energy security, improve quality of life, and advance resource sustainability.