Consumers to be urged to be more economical in power consumption

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has asked officials to encourage consumers to be more economical in consuming power and energy.

Conservative use of power and energy will not only make the people economically benefit, but also help improve the environment as well, he said, while addressing a workshop on “National Energy Balance: Bangladesh Perspective” in the city on Tuesday.

He underscored the need for launching a huge campaign to create awareness among the people about the benefits of conservation of power and energy.

Mentioning the existing target to reduce the primary energy’s use by 20 percent within 2030 as per Power Sector Master Plan, Nasrul Hamid said an initiative has been taken to update the target against the backdrop of changed scenario.

He said Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (Sreda) has been working to promote renewable energy and also for energy efficiency and conservation.

It’s now essential for all to use the energy efficient appliances, he added.

The State Minister said the government’s current target is to ensure the supply of quality and uninterrupted power to the people.

“We have to take initiative to increase the per capita electricity consumption from the current level of 512 kilowatt hours,” he said.

With Sreda Chairman Mohammad Alauddin in the chair, the function was also addressed by Power Secretary Habibur Rahman, Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) Chairman ABM Azad,and chairman of Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council (BEPRC) Satyajit Karmaker while Sreda consultant for energy efficiency and conservation promoting financing project Yoshihik kato made a keynote presentation on the topic.

Source: United News of Bangladesh