Usage of energy-efficient equipment in industries and home appliances along with energy conservation measures can help to mitigate prevailing energy crisis.
This was stated by energy experts during a seminar, held at Wapda House Lahore on Wednesday Seminar on “Energy Audit-Impacts and Prospects” was arranged by The Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Pakistan (IEEEP) Lahore, which is a prime institution of engineers for dissemination of knowledge with modern technical concepts and promotion of engineering profession.
In the opening address, Engr Mohsin M.
Syed, President IEEEP, and member BOD NTDCL said that the country is facing acute energy crisis hence the engineers should play pivotal role by devising solutions for transmission network problems and cost effective power generation to mitigate the menace of load shedding.
He stated that 3000 MW electricity can be saved by converting household UPS on solar energy panels with capacity of 2-5 kilowatts.
He further said that 25-30 percent electricity shortfall can be overcome with usage of energy efficient equipments, with the help of cost effective power generation, which will pave the way for industry to compete in international market.
Whereas the government is trying to generate electricity through solar at Bahawalpur and wind at Thatta- Gharo corridor.
Chief Guest of seminar, Acting Managing Director NTDCL Engr Abdul Razzaq Cheema and Engr Javed Saleem Qureshi Chairman (4 Brothers Group) also spoke on the occasion and urged the engineers to contribute for power sector by utilising their professional prowess.
While presenting research paper, former MD PEPCO Engr Tahir Basharat Cheema said that govt should formulate laws pertaining to energy efficient equipments and home appliances like USA, Thailand, Bangladesh and other countries.
He emphasised that there is dire need for demand side management of electricity.
Illumination of marriage halls and wastage of energy should be discouraged, hence we need to have Consumer Discipline to save energy.
Engr Shahid Khaleel UET Taxila, Engr Nasir Mohi-ud-din GM Technical Diamond Group of industries, Engr Mian Sultan Mahmood Secy General IEP, Engr Sohail Mumtaz Bajwa Manager Design NTDC, Engr Akhlaq Ahmad CEO EPESOL, Aqrab Ali Rana CEO Pakistan Green Building Council, Engr Irfan Ahmad, Engr Col (R) Mumtaz Hussain, Dr Malik Aizad, Engr Ijaz Dar and Engr Asad Mahmood GM Technical Enercon also presented their research papers.
A large number of stakeholders from the Public/ Private Universities, industry, departments, and organisations, related to the energy sector were present on the occasion.