Sindh Energy Minister to inaugurate 2day-long International Conference on Solar and Wind Power on 15th and 16th March


Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh will inaugurate on March 15, 2022 the 2 day-long International Conference on Solar and Wind Power as being the clean and abundantly available energy resource in the country.
The 2nd international conference and expo on Solar and 5th Int’l Wind Energy Summit 2022, being organised by the Energy Update, in collaboration with Sindh Energy Department, Alternative Energy Development Board, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, NEPRA & World Wind Energy Association. It will also showcase the latest technology available in Pakistan and the rest of the world to ensure maximum utilization of solar power with the least investment.
Khalid Mansoor, SAPM on CPEC Affairs will be chief guest on the second day of the conference. CEO of Alternative Energy Development Board, Shah Jehan Mirza, will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural ceremony of the conference. Chairman of National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, Tauseef H Farooqui, Abu Bakar Madani, Secretary Energy Department, Government of Sindh, will be guest of honors.
The other prominent Speaker includes Usman Waheed, Country Manager, Sungrow Power, Syed Salman Mohiuddin, Country Manager, Goodwe, Irfan Ahmed, Director HESCO, Waseem Qureshi, CEO, Kilowatt Labs, Shaff Mehboob, CEO, Adaptive Technologies, Faaz Diwan, Director, Diwan International Pvt Ltd, Nick Bradford, Global Industry Director, Energy, Utilites & Resources, IFS (Partner of Kestral Digital), Dr. Hina Aslam, Research Fellow, and Head, Energy and China Study Centre, SDPI, Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI, Saadia Qayyum, Energy Specialist, The World Bank Group, Syed Imran Shah – Head of Energy, FFC Energy, Imtiaz Ali Shah -CEO, Sindh Renewable Energy Company, Tanvir Afzal Mirza – Director Project, UEP, Saleem Shaikh – CEO, Sindh Transmission Dispatch Company (STDC), Fozan Waheed – Head of Sales, Vestas, Ahsan Zafar, Chief Executive Officer, Engro Energy Limited, Talha Amjad, Executive Director, Pakistan Environment Trust, Ali Majid, Sales Director, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq- MEA 1 Team-Member, Longi Solar, Hartmut Behrend, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Mohammad Ali – Director, JCM Power, Engr. Ahad Nazir, Head, Centre for Private Sector Engagement, SDPI, Imtiaz Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, Power Information Technology Company, Ali Zain Banatwala, Team Lead, Renewable energies and energy efficiency (REEE) II, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit & others.
Naeem Qureshi, who heads the organising committee of the moot, said the conference was being organised with the goal to gather at one platform all the stakeholders related to solar power in the country.
He said that these stakeholders would get the opportunity to thoroughly discuss issues hampering the growth of the solar and wind energy sector in the country.
He said the renewable energy was abundantly available all across the country throughout the year as a viable regime is required to fully utilise this massive source of clean energy.
Mr Qureshi hoped that the 2-day conference would go a long way in adopting a consensus policy for the federal government, provinces, and private sector for maximum utilization of solar power as a mean to achieve the goal of generating 30 per cent of the national energy mix on the basis of renewable energy sources.
Sungrow Power is the main sponsor of the event while other sponsors include Goodwe, Diwan International Pvt Ltd, Kilowatt Labs, JS Bank, Kestral Digital, Mesol Solar, Sindh Transmission Dispatch Company, Beon Solar, Olive Pvt Ltd and Adaptive Technologies.

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