Renewable energy solutions for Punjab’s industrial sector

Evaluating the NAMA approach in Sialkot City, Pakistan

Published: 15/07/2016

Together with local partners PITCO, Ecofys analysed Sialkot’s industrial energy demand and the availability of renewable energy technologies in Pakistan. During the summer of 2015, over 100 Sialkot industrialists participated in workshops analysing their energy demands, the distribution among different company sizes and the renewable energy options available, along with associated costs, savings potential and emissions reductions. The project’s main objective was to evaluate the scope for renewable energy solutions to energy shortages among the SMEs that make up the industrial sector in Sialkot, and the potential role of NAMAs to support them. The project built understanding of the viability of renewable energy-based industrial solutions, particularly with regard to supporting industrial development and energy sustainability.

The assessment showed that the use of photovoltaic panels for industry could mitigate up to 377,000 tons of carbon dioxide and gain average savings of US$27,400 per year on electricity costs.

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Katja Eisbrenner and Noémie Klein presented the project in a webinar hosted by CDKN on 25 April 2017. The recording "A NAMA for the electrification of Sialkot with photovoltaic technology" can be watched here: