Government should understand issue of energy crisis and should actively engage in overcoming it in a manner that it can be handled immediately and sustainably: Zubair Motiwala

Karachi, December 15, 2014 (PPI-OT): KE was pleased to announce that the power utility in collaboration with The Barrier Removal to the Cost-effective Development and Implementation of Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling (BRESL) and ENERCON arranged a launching workshop of MEPs and Labels for CFLs manufacturers / importers here at a local hotel. The workshop is being arranged to launch the second phase of the national policy for labeling.

The workshop was attended by representatives of government, BRESL, UNDP, ENERCON, K-Electric, NED, Sir Syed University, Dawood University and IoBM. The workshop also included representatives of Ministry of Science and Technology and its constituent organizations PCSIR, PSQCA, K-Electric, PNAC; Ministry of Industries, EDB, Ministry of Commerce and various associations.

Chief Guest Mr. Zubair Motiwala, president Pak Afghan Chamber of Commerce and industry, Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan, Director K-Electric, Asif Hussain Siddiqui, National Project Coordinator BRESL Tamanna Banori, and others addressed in the workshop.

Providing details KE’s press statement added that encouraging the use of energy efficient CFLs would benefit the consumers through reduction in their energy bills. Also, this will reduce the demand for electricity generation by substantial amount, and thus help the country to partially overcome the energy crisis.

This labeling regime, at present, is going to be on voluntary basis, and will initially be restricted to fans, domestic motors and energy savers. However, this energy efficiency regime will be expanded to a wider variety of electrical products, and with time it will be made mandatory.

According to K-Electric’s spokesperson, the company under its Climate Change Policy has adopted several initiatives with the intent to work towards environmental sustainability. He said the company had launched a comprehensive energy efficiency program to foster sustained efficiency in all sectors. He added that the leadership of KE was committed to supporting similar initiatives by other organizations and would lend its hand to them in order to achieve the communal goal of preserving the environment.

The Chief Guest Mr. Zubair Motiwala, President Pak Afghan Chamber of Commerce and industry, said that the government should understand the issue of energy crisis, and it should actively engage in overcoming the crisis in a manner that it can be handled immediately and sustainably.

He also urged the private sector to participate and own the governmental reforms and said that they have imminent responsibility in this cause, and the steps need to be taken, wherein the private sector can ensure implementation of all governmental regulations which can help reduce the wastage of energy.

For more information, contact:
Syed Ahmed Faraz
DGM-Media Cell
K-Electric
Formerly known as Karachi Electric Supply Company Limited (KESC)
2nd Floor, State Life Building No 11,
Abdullah Haroon Road, Saddar, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99207163
Cell: +92-301-8286193
Email: ahmed.faraz@ke.com.pk

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