Speakers call for exploiting indigenous energy resources

ISLAMABAD: Energy experts at the 10th Power Generation Conference underlined the need for exploiting indigenous energy resources – including coal, hydropower and renewable energy (RE) – for socio-economic development of the country.

The energy conference with the theme ‘The next emerging challenge, sustainability and growth in power generation’ was held on Friday. The event was organised by Energy Updates in collaboration with other partners.

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Planning and Development Commission Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said the energy demand always increases with increasing population of the country. The incumbent government had done a lot in power generation sector and now transmission capacity was being enhanced, he said.

Published in Dawn, 12th May, 2018