NEECA to provide knowledge on energy efficiency, conservation

Zubair Qureshi

The National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (NEECA) can help improve existing boilers and provide sufficient knowledge regarding energy efficiency and conservation.

This was stated by participants at a webinar hosted by NEECA on Industrial Boilers’ best practices for Efficient Operations.

The webinar was intended to open the platform for Industrial associations, policymakers, new technology, and concerned stakeholders, for generating the debate on Energy efficiency-related interventions in Pakistan.

The objective of the discussion was to gauge and influence the interest of the manufacturers to help in promoting energy efficiency & conservation campaign, which is ultimately influenced by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Policy, as suggested by NEECA.

The webinar was addressed by Managing Director NEECA Dr. Sardar Muhazzam, Chairman Boiler Manufacturers Association (BMA): Mr. Manzar Shamim, and Technical Expert (BMA): Mr. Shahid Ali Malik. Dr. Mohazzam said in his opening remarks that the Authority had set a goal for the upcoming three years to achieve 3MTOE in all sectors.

He added that NEECA has specially given priority to the 3 topmost sectors that are Industry, Transport, and Building sectors.

He further said that we have recently initiated energy audits in the industrial sector but by the NEECA’s surprise and we were shocked that there is a serious lack of energy auditors.

In order to provide human resources to the sector, NEECA has incepted a program i.e. Training of the Trainers.

We have initially trained 80 people and have intent to go to train 1000 people. He further expressed his views regarding NEECA performance that recent year remained successful because we have successfully accomplished the Energy Efficiency policy, consolidated our HR structure, and completed major milestones.

Manzar Shamim said that the majority of the captive powerplant in Pakistan operate over Gas and similarly which is the contributor of Green House Gas Emissions and energy inefficiency.

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