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UET & KICS High Officials Attend LUMS Roundtable Discussion on Future of Energy in Pakistan



LUMS (Lahore University of Management Sciences) organized an Energy Roundtable Discussion that took place on 3rd February 2017 at LUMS where thought leaders from government, industry and non-profit organizations came to attend it. They shared their views and ideas on this exceptionally important and pertinent matter on the topic of Future of Energy in Pakistan. The LUMS advisory board members including Dr. Sally Benson, Professor of Energy Resources Engineering and GCEP Director, Stanford University and Dr. Khalid Aziz, Otto N. Miller Professor of Energy Resources Engineering in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Emeritus, lead the discussion. From KICS (Al-Khawarazmi Institute of Computer Sciences) University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Prof. Dr. Waqar Mahmood, Jamshed Iqbal Janjua (Senior Manager at KICS, Chair IEEE

Computational Intelligence Society Lahore Section, Vice Chair IEEE Computer Society Lahore Section), Kashif Bashir (HUTIC UET Manager, Chair IEEE COMSOC Lahore Section), Research Office Engineer Usman Munawar and Research Officer Shahid Zulfiqar participated at the discussion and shared their valuable thoughts.


The participants presented their views and discussed the areas such as:

 

From the Government Organizations: What are the needs for increasing electricity supply and improving reliability, extending access to grid, use of renewable energy, off-grid-solutions, expanded natural gas supplies, etc.
From the Industry: What are the opportunities for expanding availability of energy supplies to support industrial growth — and what are the challenges to doing this.


From the Non-Profit Organizations: What is being done to improve energy access in locations that do not have electricity or the people cannot afford it. Trend in uptake of Solar, challenges and how to make it sustainable.


The list of the participants together with their association, who attended the event, is as under

Government:

Asad Rehman Gilani, Secretary Energy (Punjab Energy Department)

Fiaz Chaudhry, Managing Director (NTDC)

Muhammad Amjad, CEO (Q A Solar and Wind)

 Hasan Touqir Bokhari, CEO (PITC)

 Fayyaz Akram, CEO (Power Tech)

Muhammad Qasim Khokhar, Managing Director (PEECA)

Industry:

Nadeem Babar, CEO (Orient Power Company)

Arif Saeed, Chairman (QA Thermal and National Power Parks Mgmt. Co.)

Nauman Saeed, CEO, MiacroTech Industries)

Arif Bashir, Director Technical (D G Cement, Nishat Group)

Faisal Farid, MD, Maximum International, LUMS BoD)

Shahid Hussain, CEO (Servis Sales Corporation, LUMS BoD)

Bilal Arif, Technical Lead (Schneider Electric)

Non-Profit/NGOs:

Ijaz Nabi, Country Head, IGC

 Asim Buksh, CEO (Buksh Energy)

Junaid Qureshi, CEO (Dynamic Green Lahore)

Ali Habib, Managing Partner (Hima Verte)

Naveed Siddique, GM (DICE/Ghulam Faruque Group)

Academia:

Prof. Dr. Waqar Mehmood, Director (KICS UET)

Amjad Hussain, Director (FAST, NUCES)

Suhail Aftab Qureshi, Dean EE (UET, Lahore)

Tahir Izhar, Chair EE (UET, Lahore)

 Muhammad Ghaffar Dogar, Chief Scientific Officer (Comsats Energy Center)