26 Public Sector Organizations in Pakistan Trained on Solar Power Purchase Agreements


In a bid to harness Pakistan’s abundant solar energy potential, the Pakistan Private Sector Energy (PPSE) Project, funded by USAID and implemented by PFAN in partnership with UNIDO and REEEP, conducted a comprehensive training session for public sector entities. Held at Avari Hotel Lahore on March 2-3, 2023, the training focused on Solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and their role in advancing renewable energy adoption.

The training, organized in collaboration with the Punjab Public Private Partnership Authority (PPPA), aimed to equip participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to explore solar energy initiatives and foster public-private partnerships in the renewable energy sector. Amjad Ali Awan, CEO of PPPA, highlighted the significance of such collaborations in transitioning towards sustainable energy sources and reducing reliance on fossil fuels with adverse environmental and economic impacts.

Ahmed Ammar Yasser, Chief of Party at PPSE, emphasized the potential of the PPA market in generating up to 162 MW of solar power, catering to varying scales of energy needs from 150 kW to 28 MW. The training, led by Engineer Faiz Bhutta from the Energy Training and Research Center (ETRC), featured insights from industry experts, project developers, and EPC companies, facilitating a comprehensive understanding of solar energy implementation and management.

With participation from 26 public sector organizations including the Punjab Power Development Board and Transport Department Punjab, the training underscored the growing interest and commitment towards solar energy projects across Pakistan. PPSE’s ongoing projects, comprising 36% solar initiatives, reflect the country’s vast potential for solar energy deployment and sustainable development.

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