Renewable energy meet concludes urging for 'Energy Decade'

Published On: March 31, 2018 06:56 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 31: The fifth international conference on developments in renewable energy technology concluded here today with nine suggestions including declaring the 'Energy Decade' from 2075 BS to 2085 BS as a long-term vision. 

The conference also called for announcing special programme, 'Every House Energy House' for promoting the use of renewable energy at the household level. 

Organized by the Kathmandu University, School of Engineering the conference brought together 300 academicians and experts from 25 various countries. The conference featured the presentation of and discussion on 124 papers on various aspects of energy. The four international conferences before this were held in Bangladesh. 

The conference has also suggested to the government for declaring the Year 2075 BS as the 'Renewable Energy Year'. 

Among other things, the conference also emphasized on preparing working modality for public and private sector to work together, wherein the concerned authorities would respect national interest and the governments of participating countries would facilitate through necessary policy amendments/implementations. 

It has suggested creating a roadmap for electricity generation, reforming structural aspects that hinder power generation. 

Likewise, it suggested setting up cross-border high voltage transmission lines that would create opportunity for countries to transact energy, requesting experts in different energy sectors to work in collaboration so as to optimise the use of energy produced from each resource, and stressing on the need of creating a viable technology so as to ensure minimising loss of energy in transmission line network. 

Dr Ramesh Kumar Maskey, a professor at the Kathmandu University's School of Engineering, said that the conference also stressed on promoting cooperation of academia and industry to take advantage from each other, capacity building and diffusion of existing state of art technology, while not undermining indigenous practices. 

He said the conclusions of the conference would help guide study and research, formulate policies and put these policies into practice in Nepal and other countries. RSS

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