Renewable energy to be tapped with UK, US varsities help

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistani universities, in collaboration with leading American and British universities, are undertaking joint research projects for effective use of natural and renewable sources readily available in the country to resolve the current energy crisis.

The HEC, under the assistance of USAID, is currently establishing Centers of Advanced Study and Research on Energy at NUST and the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar.

Additionally, a number of energy specific projects have been undertaken by the universities with leading American universities under the Pakistan-US SandT Cooperation Programme.Similarly, a number of projects have been undertaken with the British universities under the International Strategic Partnerships in Research and Education.

Some of these projects includeLife Style Improvement of Villages in FATA Using Renewable Energy between the SEI USA and NUST, and the Use of Renewable Energy to benefit Gilgit-Baltistan region between North Dakota University USA and Comsats Institute of Information Technology Pakistan.Developing Water Turbines for Electric Power Generation between the University of Southampton and NUST, Increasing the Efficiency of Wind Energy Systems between Cambridge University UK and Air University Islamabad.

Commenting on these programmes, HEC Chairman Dr. Javaid R. Laghari said the goal of the HEC is to develop local expertise and indigenous technology for effective use of natural and renewable sources including coal, water, wind and solar through strong collaborations with research groups in leading foreign universities.


Published in: Volume 04 Issue 30

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