Pakistan plans to Shift 20,000 Houses to Solar Energy under Roshan Pakistan Scheme

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These houses will switch to solar energy system under Roshan Pakistan Scheme to overcome power crisis in the country.

Zahid Muzaffar, Adviser to Prime Minister of Pakistan at a roundtable conference on Thursday said that under the Roshan Pakistan Scheme around 20,000 houses will be shifted to solar energy. These houses will switch to solar energy system under Roshan Pakistan Scheme to overcome power crisis in the country.

Muzaffar speaking on the “Efficient energy mix through entrepreneurial engagement “ said that the government had taken several  measures, which had started bringing significant results in the energy sector.

Local gas production was 4 billion cubic feet per day against demand for about 8 billion cubic feet, adding the gap could not be bridged overnight, said Muzaffar.

The adviser asked the business community to come forward and initiate joint ventures in order to exploit the huge alternative energy resources of the country.

The country is endowed with huge hydel, coal, solar and wind energy resources,” said Muzaffar while pointing to the decreasing reliance on fossil fuel. He suggested to the business community to install solar energy plants to meet their energy requirements, sell surplus energy to the national grid and earn a reasonable profit.

ICCI President Khalid Malik said the aim of the event was to provide a way forward for the policymakers to develop an efficient energy mix by engaging the business community.He stressed that the country was rich in energy resources and a comprehensive policy was required to exploit these reserves.

Source: APP

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