Karachi: Renewable and Alternative Energy Association of Pakistan Reap is hosting the 3rd International Exhibition/Conference on renewable and alternative energy at Expo Center from 1st to 3rd November 2013.
This was announced by Chairman Reap Karachi chapter Abbas Sajid on Tuesday during a press conference held at Karachi Press Club. Abbas Sajid said there were huge capacity of generating the alternate energy in country from solar, wind turbine and thermal energy, but unfortunately federal and provincial governments were not utilizing these resources of energy in order to end severe energy crises from country. He said due to energy crises in the country combined with rising costs of fuel and electricity and re-education of cost of alternative energy products, the use of renewable and alternative energy is gaining momentum.
He said it is becoming feasible to invest in both off Grid as well as on Grid energy system. He said this combined with government support and good return on investment is attracting more and more domestic and international investors in this field. He said with abundant sunlight and wind available in the country there is no reason why we cannot gain energy security and provide cheap energy to our masses which in turn will help our industry and exports to earn much needed foreign exchange for the country.
He offered the micro finance banks for maximum investment in alternative energy sector and provision of soft loans to people for this purpose to end energy crises. He said geysers are the major consumption of gas in the country in winter and government should convert these geysers on solar energy for conservation of gas.
The Reap Expo 2013 is the only truly representative RE and AE event of country where visitors will be able to see, compare, and discuss the most up-to-date products and technologies. Displays will include system for commercial, industrial, residential and institutional applications including complete system, individuals components and latest products of RE and plumbing fields, he added.
Abbas Sajid said conference would run concurrent to the expo featuring reputed foreign as well as local speakers who are experts in their fields. He said presentations would be made on RE and opportunities available for different RE and plumbing technologies. There will be discussion on local as well as international renewable energy initiatives and technologies. Problems will be highlighted and solutions proposed specially related to the domestic energy crises.
He said 3rd International Exhibition on Renewable & Alternative Energy will provide a great opportunity and unique change to meet top officials, professionals and key decision makers from related industries. Senior executives from prominent national and multinational organization have already consented to visit and participate in the expo/conference.
This year the event is being organized in collaboration with Pakistan Society of Plumbing Professional. The expo/conference is being supported by international companies like GIZ from Germany and all concerned government department like AEDB, Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies, Ministry of Water and Power, ENERCON, ASHRAE Pakistan chapter and Pakistan Society of Plumbing Professional. Vice president Reap Shaaf Mehboob and other office-bearers were also present on this occasion