The Government of Pakistan has adopted an ambitious policy for Alternative and Renewable Energy (ARE) in order to transform Pakistan’s energy sector and generate 60% of all energy through clean and renewable sources by 2030.

Government of Denmark has started a collaboration with Pakistan for Pakistan’s green transition. The relevant technical authorities will exchange knowledge and the Danish authorities under Danish Energy Transition Initiative (DETI) will provide technical assistance.

Federal Minister of Energy, Hammad Azhar and Ambassador of Denmark, Lis Rosenholm signed an agreement during the ceremony which was attended by several high-level civil servants from relevant Pakistani and Danish energy authorities.

On this occasion, Ambassador Ms Rosenholm said, “We have taken note of the adopted policies and commitment of Pakistan toward a green transition. Denmark has the technical expertise, knowledge and solutions that can make a difference in their implementation in order to assist ensuring reliable and sustainable energy at affordable prices. This new collaboration between Denmark and Pakistan can be a cornerstone in an enhanced bilateral engagement in the area of green energy.”

Furthermore, this initiative will advance the work of the National Energy Efficiency & Conservative Authority (NEECA) to promote energy efficiency in Pakistan. The new collaboration is based on technical advice to be delivered by the Danish Energy Agency due to which four technical delegations would come to Pakistan including experts from the Danish transmission system operator, Energinet, and international consultants.

These delegations will conduct workshops and training to assist improving the technical competencies of the Pakistani authorities as well as to exchange knowledge and “hands on experience” from the Danish green transition.