The National Energy Conservation Centre (Enercon) has proposed the appointment of energy managers in major buildings of the country to save electricity, a senior officer of Enercon said on Saturday.
Because of the non-implementation of the building energy code, prepared in collaboration with the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Pakistan has been losing 2,500-3,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity every year, he said. He added that over $7 billion was lost every year because of the same reason.
He said that the energy survey of Pak Secretariat Islamabad had been completed. “It showed the potential of around 38 per cent energy saving in all blocks of the building,” he said. “No doubt, blocks of Pak Secretariat were constructed in the ‘60s, but we need to meet the modern energy requirements in view of the current power situation in the country,” he said.
The official said that following the energy audit report of all blocks, the commission had asked the administration to hire energy managers who would prepare power-saving plans and monitor the situation on a regular basis.
Regarding the draft of Building Energy Code 2011, he said that it had been finalised with the objective to reduce the electric load in buildings and save around 30 per cent power for the national grid.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 28th, 2011.
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