Published: 20 August 2019 20 August 2019
More than 130 senior government representatives and renewable energy professionals actively involved in the RE sector participated in the Provincial Renewable Energy Workshops organized by the World Wind Energy Association with support from GIZ and the Alternatives Energy Development Board of Pakistan (AEDB).
The workshops held from the 5th till the 18th of July in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta gathered a select group of provincial renewable energy heads and senior government leaders to discuss and debate on the draft Alternative and Renewable Energy Policy 2019 (ARE Policy 2019). The aim of these gatherings was to garner support and initiate a discussion on the renewable energy market in Pakistan in line with the government’s plan to supplement 30% of Pakistan’s power needs through renewables by 2030, in addition to 30% of hydropower.
The meetings featured a panel of experts from WWEA, AEDB, NEPRA and Provincial Renewable Energy Departments that presented around 15 technical presentations which were followed by a detailed discussion on the draft ARE Policy 2019. WWEA documented all the findings, and the recommendations from these workshops will be forwarded to the Ministry of Energy (Power Division) through the office of Federal Secretary. The findings will be incorporated in the final ARE policy.
The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) Pakistan is also set to host an international conference, the Pakistan Renewable Energy Summit on 26-27 September in Islamabad, in collaboration with Global 100% RE platform and the Alternatives Energy Development Board of Pakistan (AEDB).