Electricity Distribution System Improvement Through Dynamic GIS based Asset Management for short- and medium-term load forecasting as critical to planning. Short Term Load Forecasting is vital for Economic Dispatch, Unit Commitment, System Balancing, Contingency Planning. Medium Term Load Forecasting is important for Fuel Ordering, Demand Side Management, Scheduled Maintenance, and Tariff Design. LUMS has already won a PKR 10M grant from NCGSA for system development.

Founders/Researchers: Huzaifa Rauf, Dr. Naveed Arshad, Owais Khan.
Challenge Statement 6:  Predictive demand planning.
Stage of Development: Concept/design ready for co-development.
Mentors: Faisal Mairaj, Farqud Raza and Humza Khan.


Pakistan’s first electric mobility sharing operator. A fast, convenient, and sustainable electric bike sharing service. They have been running in Islamabad for the past two years. They have 425 electric scooters, 65000 customers, and 20000 annual capacities. ezBike is fuel efficient, multi-billion revenue opportunity. They aim to set up battery swapping stations along KE’s grids among other proposals.

Founders/Researchers: Syed Mohammad Hadi, Ali Moeen.
Challenge Goal 7: Efficient, modern, sustainable energy for all.
Stage of Development: Solution ready for pilot and deployment.
Mentors: Ayesha Akhtar and Ali Aslam.


A meter reading retrofit device using Low Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) that snaps onto traditional electric meters and captures their readings. It caters to the problems in manual meter reading such as limited real time data, no power demand prediction, etc. The device attaches externally onto the existing meters and provides High Frequency individual consumer level data. It comes at a cost up to 10 times lower than traditional smart meters but still offers all of the same features.

Founders/Researchers: Daniyal Ahmed, Hammad Safeer, Najeeb Iqbal, Muhd. Mustaqim.
Challenge Statement 9: Meter reading automation.
Stage of Development: Prototype ready to productize and pilot.
Mentors: Kamran Kamil and Moiz Ishaq.