Engineering Post Report
National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Policy is on the anvil for taking measures to preserve, avoid wastage and ensure maximum steps for developing alternative and renewable energy resources in the shortest possible time.
The policy draft, as and when it is finalized, is expected to be presented before the federal cabinet for its consideration and approval.
The federal government is also contemplating undertaking restructuring and capacity building of the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (NEECA) and the prime minister has constituted an inter-ministerial committee for recommending important reforms in NEECA for making it an effective body and improving its performance.
Pakistan has the potential to save up to 10-15 per cent (10-12 MTOE) of primary energy supply through energy efficiency and conservation. For achieving this goal, NEECA had formulated and developed NEECA Strategic Plan 2020-23 for implementation in three phases, as already reported by Engineering Post in August 2022.
According to the information, the prime minister was unhappy over the poor performance of NEECA while chairing a meeting recently held to review implementation of the Energy Conservation Plan. As per direction of the prime minister, strength of the NEECA is to be enhanced by induction of experts in the concerned fields for working devising a strategy for energy savings in the sectors of construction, industry, communications, ower and agriculture.
Briefly speaking, National Energy Conservation (ENERCON) was established way back in 1985 as a USAID project, it became an autonomous body in 1986. In 2016, ENERCON was transformed into National Energy and Conservation Authority (NEECA).