The Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) has directed its engineering department to expedite the shift to alternative energy. Chairman of the authority Muhammad Cheema held a meeting in this regard with the engineers.
Bhains colony, associated with Karachi EPZA, dumps its waste/manure into the sea, which can be used to generate power or gas. According to a survey, up to 25 megawatts of power or natural gas can be generated if the waste is utilised as fuel.
Once biogas plants are installed, the authority can without any hurdle continue with its operations and Pakistan will benefit from production of renewable energy.
Furthermore, the shift to alternative energy will to an extent help combat the prevailing energy crisis and make the export processing authorities self-sufficient in energy.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 12th, 2012.
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