National Electric Power Regulatory Authority

Islamic Republic of Pakistan

NEPRA Energy Week (Day - 2 Generation)

February 25, 2020 (Tuesday) : The second day of NEPRA Energy Week 2020 started with the opening speech of Vice Chairman NEPRA Mr. Bahadur Shah. Vice Chairman NEPRA expressed hope that with the active interaction of industry and academia NEPRA will be able to steer the power sector on a path of sustainability where all Pakistanis will have access to affordable, reliable and sustainable electricity

The generation session focused on the four major areas which included comparison of power sector of Pakistan with other countries around the globe, investments in renewable energy, modern electricity storage technologies and promotion of indigenous resources for electricity generation.

The generation session was attended by academia which was represented by NUST and LUMS, international experts which included experts on energy from SIEMENS, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Wartsila. Moreover, national and public sector entities also shared their ideas and suggested way forward for Pakistan to achieve the goal of sustainable development.

The Energy Week concluded with the agreement of experts that Pakistan need to tap hydro potential on Indus cascade which is almost 60,000 MW and also need to promote indigenous resources such as Thar coal and renewable energy to achieve energy security, reliability, affordability and ensure sustainable development in the country

The 2nd day session concluded at 05:30 pm. The Chairman NEPRA, Mr. Tauseef H. Farooqi, in the closing remarks appreciated and thanked the team lead, speakers, panelists and all the participants for their valuable inputs. He also distributed souvenirs and certificates among the resource persons

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