Understanding the power disruption and its impact on community development: An empirical case of Pakistan

Shahid Hussain*, Wang Xuetong, Rashid Maqbool

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Abstract

Ensuring safe, affordable, and energy-efficient amenities to the local communities by 2030 are clear objectives well-defined within the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. In Pakistan, power disruptions are common; despite the significance of electricity, a limited number of studies have empirically examined the impact of power disruption on community development. To fulfill this gap, this study is attempted to identify power disruption causes and their impact on community development. A quantitative survey method was adopted to collect the data, and a total of 350 public responses were received from Pakistan. The hypothesized relationships were analyzed using the variance-based partial least squares structural equation modeling technique. The findings revealed that government should focus on all aspects of power disruption, with a special focus on government and human related factors that adversely impact sustainable community development. These findings would be valuable for decision makers and project executing agencies in reliable planning and mitigating the power disruption effects in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102922
Number of pages10
JournalSustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments
Volume55
Early online date9 Dec 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2023

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