NEECA gears up to sup­port en­ergy ef­fi­cient star­tups

The Pak Banker - - FRONT PAGE -

IS­LAM­ABAD: Na­tional En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency and Con­ser­va­tion Au­thor­ity (NEECA) af­ter decades' neg­li­gence of prior regimes had geared up to sup­port in­dus­try, en­ergy and cor­po­rate sec­tor to de­velop en­ergy ef­fi­cient pro­duc­tion.

"NEECA has the ca­pac­ity to sup­port gov­ern­ment's Naya Pak­istan Hous­ing Scheme (NPHS) and Elec­tric Ve­hi­cle In­dus­try to be de­vel­oped in the coun­try," these re­marks were made by the newly ap­pointed Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor NEECA Sar­dar Mo­haz­aam. Mo­haz­aam said "NEECA has the aim to pro­mote pri­vate star­tups in all sec­tors of de­vel­op­ment in­clud­ing en­ergy ser­vice com­pa­nies (ESCOs) without any mar­ket bar­rier and also ex­tend in­tern­ship pro­grammes to youth and re­searchers ac­quir­ing spe­cial­ized ed­u­ca­tion in the en­ergy and de­vel­op­ment sec­tor."

MD NEECA in­formed that they were try­ing to take Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion on board for bring­ing the ex­pert and bril­liant stu­dents, re­searchers and PhD schol­ars to join NEECA for con­duct­ing ad­vance re­search in their re­spec­tive do­mains. "We will launch their suc­cess­ful re­searches glob­ally and pro­vide them op­por­tu­nity to get their in­no­va­tive ideas im­ple­mented. NEECA is al­ready work­ing with in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal academia, ex­perts in en­ergy sec­tor which had set a plane to get ev­ery­one at a sin­gle plat­form," he added.

NEECA's re­spon­si­bil­ity would be pol­icy mak­ing and en­able level play­ing field for pri­vate part­ners to achieve the tar­get of en­ergy ef­fi­cient pro­duc­tion and use for sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment, the MD NEECA said. He said Pak­istan's build­ings and in­dus­try from house­hold to cor­po­rate sec­tors were highly en­ergy in­ten­sive that brings in NEECA to de­velop en­ergy con­ser­va­tion guide­lines for sus­tain­able and eco­nomic use of power in the coun­try.

"NEECA de­spite mea­ger re­sources and tech­ni­cal staff avail­able has man­aged to con­vert 35 brick kilns on en­vi­ron­ment friendly zigzag tech­nol­ogy in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the In­ter­na­tional Cen­tre for In­te­grated Moun­tain De­vel­op­ment (ICIMOD) and min­istry of cli­mate change.

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