Denmark, Pakistan launch ‘Green Energy Collaborations’

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By 2030, 60pc of all Pakistan’s energy will be generated through clean resources

Zubair Qureshi
Islamabad

The Government of Pakistan has adopted an ambitious policy for alternative and renewable energy (ARE) in order to transform Pakistan’s energy sector and generate 60% of all energy through clean and renewable sources by 2030.

In order to support Pakistan’s green transition, the Government of Denmark has entered into a collaboration with Pakistan whereas the relevant technical authorities will exchange knowledge and the Danish authorities will provide technical assistance under the new initiative, Danish Energy Transition Initiative (DETI).

An agreement was signed in this regard by Federal Minister of Energy, Hammad Azhar and Ambassador of Denmark, Lis Rosenholm and the ceremony was attended by several high-level civil servants from relevant Pakistani and Danish energy authorities.

On this occasion, Ambassador Ms Rosenholm said, “We have taken note of the adopted policies and commitment of Pakistan toward a green transition.

Denmark has the technical expertise, knowledge and solutions that can make a difference in their implementation in order to assist ensuring reliable and sustainable energy at affordable prices.

This new collaboration between Denmark and Pakistan can be a cornerstone in an enhanced bilateral engagement in the area of green energy.”

Through the initiative, Denmark will further enhance the technical competencies of Ministry of Energy and Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) for energy planning and integration of additional renewable energy.

It will also enlarge capacities of National Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) and National Power Construction Company (NPCC) to enhance regulatory frameworks to integrate fluctuating renewable energy.

Furthermore, it will advance the work of National Energy Efficiency & Conservative Authority (NEECA) to promote energy efficiency in Pakistan.

The new collaboration is based on technical advice to be delivered by the Danish Energy Agency that will bring four technical delegations to Pakistan incl. experts from the Danish Transmission System Operator, Energinet, and international consultants.

They will conduct workshops and training to assist improving the technical competencies of the Pakistani authorities as well as to exchange knowledge and “hands on experience” from the Danish green transition.

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