President Dr. Arif Alvi has urged all Governor Houses, Universities, and Offices of the ombudsmen to take practical and time-bound measures to shift to solar energy for financial savings and mitigate the energy woes of the country.

He was chairing a meeting on Energy Conservation and Economization Strategy at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Friday.

The President also urged all Chambers of Commerce and Industry around the country to transfer businesses and industries under their purview to solar energy in order to reduce the cost of their inputs which will make local products and services competitive in both national and international markets.

Expressing satisfaction over the steps taken in the Aiwan-e-Sadr to economize and conserve electricity, water, fuel and gas, he motivated others to mitigate the energy woes and combat the dangerous effects of Climate Change.

The President noted with satisfaction that Presidency’s various Energy Efficiency Projects had resulted in zero liability on the national exchequer, and it was now fully powered by an in-house 1 MW Solar Power Plant, which besides meeting its own needs had contributed 112,000 KWh of surplus energy to the national grid.

The President also expressed satisfaction with measures being taken to convert a few remaining parts of the Secretariat to solar energy which would further enhance electricity savings and its contribution to the national grid.

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