US to assist PD in establishing renewable energy institute

The United States will explore ways and means to assist Power Division (PD) in establishment of Pakistan’s First Renewable Energy Institute and also share the expertise of the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory to enable it to work as per international standards.

This was indicated by the US Ambassador to Pakistan, David Hale who met Federal Minister for Power Division, Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari on Tuesday. The US will also consider assisting Pakistan in the formulation of National Energy Policy and National Electricity Plan.

On February 15, 2018, Senate Standing Committee on Energy had approved PPIB (amendment) Bill 2017 with slight amendments which will be resubmitted to National Assembly for approval. The establishment of Energy Institute is part of the amended Bill.

Published in Business Recorder, 28th February, 2018