Pakistan (Muhammad Yasir)
More than Rs. 2.5 billion worth of deals have been finalized at the second International Solar Energy Meet (ISEM) Expo and IEEEP IREM Expo, Pakistan’s Premium Solar Energy, Electronics and Electrical Exhibition, at Expo Centre Lahore.
The organizers of the prestigious event said that more than 12000 plus visitors attended the event, which was aimed at augmenting a serious debate on the available options of the renewable energy. It was also aimed at providing a unique platform to the industry players to get together and discuss and devise ways and means to help the government overcome the lingering energy crisis in the country.
White Paper Summits in a strategic partnership with the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Pakistan (IEEEP) also organized a conference where national and international expert speakers shared their case studies, technical presentation and latest insights on the problems and solutions addressing the power and renewable energy sector of Pakistan.
As many as 150 national and international companies and manufacturers and distributors had gathered under one roof to exhibit their products regarding solar and alternative energy options for the benefit of the end users. Local and international energy and power sector experts, primarily working in renewable power with focus on solar power generation, attended this event.
Pakistan is facing energy crisis as 60 per cent of country’s energy mix comprises fossil fuels which are imported and consume a major chunk of the national reserves in the form of international payments in dollar. The depleting rupee is making the matters worst for the government.
The share of solar or green energy in Pakistan’s energy mix is only 5 to 6 per cent which is extremely low given the resources and options available to leveraging clean energy.
The experts said that long term approach is needed to overcome the current energy crisis to ensure safe and secure future of the coming generations.
Earlier, Khurram Dastgir Khan, Federal Minister for Energy, while inaugurating the event, said that the renewable energy is the need of the hour and the government is allocating resources and putting in sincere efforts to mitigate the carbon footprint in the country.
The Federal Minister said that the government is encouraging the proliferation of the clean and green energy solutions. “This event is a step towards the future of the renewable and wind energy, which will reduce the power cost of the consumers,” he said, adding that government will soon launch a project for the manufacturing of solar panels in the country.
IEEEP IREM Expo focused on Power Transformers, Power Technology, Capacitors, Batteries, Heavy Duty Cables, Power Distribution Equipment, Wind Energy, Hydropower, Bioenergy, Bio Gas, BioFuel, Hydrogen, GeoThermal Energy, Solar Energy and more.
The IEEEP members and Technical Delegates attended the sessions. The conference included active Q&A sessions, networking programs and B2B networking to facilitate much needed access to a wealth of industry leading knowledge, information exchange and actionable takeaways.
The premium events are organized by White Paper Summits, one of the leading business Event Organizers (Summits, Exhibitions and Trainings) in the Middle East region with its headquarters based in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. The regional office of White Paper Summits is established in Karachi, Pakistan.