Govt sets target to generate 60 % energy through RE: MD NEECA

ISLAMABAD: Managing Director National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (NEECA) Dr Sardar Mohazzam while underlining the importance of Renewable Energy (RE) on Thursday said the government has set a target to generate 60 per cent of total energy through RE by 2030.

Addressing a ‘Free GoodWe Solar Energy Storage’ seminar here, he said that RE being a clean and green energy is a future and currently this is aligned with the government agenda and also aligns with global agenda of sustainable development goal number seven.

First part of which is related to access to energy and second with RE and efficiency. But it needs a lot of effort in terms of technology and developing markets in this regard, he added.

Terming the RE as the future, the MD NEECA said there are great opportunities in solar and wind as due to sharp surge in energy prices at global level, both the domestic and industrial consumers are looking for its substitute and viable solution. Solar is the best substitute for the grid, he said.

He said the government is also going for solarization of all public buildings which will further boost demand and requirement of RE technology in the country. However, he said there is also a big challenge whether the people can afford it and whether they have easy access to RE technology. Dr Mohazzam appreciated the efforts of GoodWe for bringing such innovation in the Pakistani market.

Speaking on the occasion, Country Manager Syed Salman Mohiddin said power tariff of K-Electric and XWDISCOs has gradually been increasing due to surge in fuel prices at international market. He said in such a scenario, solarization is the only viable and alternative solution to curtail the skyrocketing prices of fuel.

Technical Manager GoodWe Ahmad Raffay briefed the participants about various products and its functions of the solar system developed by the company. Later, certificates were also distributed among the participants.