Energy-efficient products may end power crisis

By Staff Reporter | The Express Tribune Apr 4, 2022

LAHORE: Experts have said that the power crisis of Pakistan could be resolved if energyefficient products were made available for the residential sector that consumed about 47% of the total electricity generated by the country. In a joint statement on Friday, Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) deputy directors stated that about 8 million fans were manufactured in Pakistan every year.

“Ceiling fans consume 85 to 150 watts of energy which cannot be compared with products of other nations,” he said. PSQCA Directors Muhammad Rizwan, Asghar Ali and Asad Khan Kirmani made these comments during an awareness seminar titled ‘Minimum Energy Performance Standard for Electric Fan’ in Gujranwala.

The officials highlighted that standards for energyefficient fans had been revisited with the consultation of all stakeholders and 15 companies had voluntarily begin manufacturing of their products under the new rules. As per the vision of the government, PSQCA is cooperating with the companies manufacturing energyefficient fans and other product, and the authority was also granting technical support for rating of their products, they added.

The representatives called on the industrialists to produce world-class products without compromising the quality of raw material. The statement added that in line with the government’s vision of ease of doing business, the PSQCA would facilitate industry in licensing.

The officials added that PSQCA had already developed 6,127 standards for various items. On this occasion, Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) President Muhammad Shoaib Butt appreciated PSQCA’s efforts and stated that sessions such as this one would ultimately help industrialists to meet the challenges of the new era.

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