SAARC Energy Centre, Islamabad has successfully organized a Webinar on “How Users can Save on Their Electricity Bills”. This webinar will be held on Tuesday 28st July 2020, from 11:00 to 1:30 hrs PKT (Pakistan Standard Time).
With the linear rate of rising of the human population for the last 50 years and more recent rapid increase in the rate of urbanization, the demand for electricity is expected to continue to rise exponentially. Large investments – which are difficult to manage for developing economies – are required to continually upgrade electrical networks to meet the growing demand. Therefore, conservation of electricity and its efficient usage is crucial to offset investments in the power sector as they are the most cost-effective methods to meet increasing electrical load. The major share of electricity today is produced using fossil fuels. Therefore, by encouraging the efficient use of electricity and promoting electricity conservation dependence on fossil fuels can be reduced while also mitigating their adverse effects on the environment.
Given the critical importance of electricity, its affordability plays a vital role in the economic development of any country. For South Asian countries, in particular, the cost of electricity is an important factor in ensuring the economic prosperity of the public in general. As SAARC Member States are facing challenges to meet the growing demand, there is a need to make the consumers realize their responsibility in ensuring energy conservation. The establishment of government bodies such as Bureau of Energy Efficiency India; National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority Pakistan; Sustainable Energy Authority Sri Lanka are examples of actions taken by respective governments to spread awareness about energy efficiency and conservation.
SEC, under its thematic area of “Programme to Minimise Oil Imports through Improvements in Energy Efficiency and Fuel Substitution” (PROMO), is organizing a webinar on “How Users can Save on Their Electricity Bills”. The webinar will be a 2 hours long activity and will consist of presentations from experts from the SAARC region.
In this webinar, experts will disseminate useful information on the benefits of energy conservation and efficient usage of electricity; cost-effective ways to improve efficiency, and minimize wastage for different types of consumers – domestic, commercial or industrial. The webinar will share initiatives taken by electric utilities to promote energy conservation. The motive is to educate participants on the reduction of electricity costs through best practices.
The concept paper, agenda of the Webinar and presentations are available at the links below:
Presentation during Webinar