Power ministry, JICA sign MoU

By APP
Published: August 31, 2017
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The fuel cost of electricity delivered to the distribution companies was calculated at Rs4.78 per unit in July against the reference price of Rs6.49 per unit, which suggested that the consumers were entitled to a refund of Rs1.70 per unit. PHOTO: FILE

The fuel cost of electricity delivered to the distribution companies was calculated at Rs4.78 per unit in July against the reference price of Rs6.49 per unit, which suggested that the consumers were entitled to a refund of Rs1.70 per unit. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Energy and Power inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on energy conservation.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Power Abid Sher Ali said the government’s National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority has introduced an energy labelling regime aimed at ensuring production of the most energy efficient electrical home appliances.

Under the programme, JICA will extend support through its experts for developing an effective strategy for phasing out of inefficient appliances, implementing the mandatory Pakistan Energy Labelling Regime and reviewing the National Power System Expansion plan, a press release quoted the minister as saying.

He further said that Pakistan has already established an accredited fan testing laboratory for analysing efficiency quotients of fans of different makes and models, adding that 13 fan manufacturers complying with the criteria have been awarded Pakistan Energy Labs Authorisation certificates.

Abid said 154,500 security stickers for Pakistan Energy Label Fans have been provided and installation of accredited fans has reduced load demand by six to nine megawatts.

By widening the programme for other home electrical appliances, particularly air conditioners and refrigerators, manufacturing of less efficient electrical appliances will be stopped, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 31st, 2017.

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