Pakistan's SMEs Save Big on Energy

PAKISTAN’S SMEs averaged a nine percent saving on their energy costs, valued at over Rs61 million, after energy saving measures were taken by 22 companies over the last 12 months.

The majority of savings were made in the textile sectors in Karachi, Lahore Faisalabad and Sialkot and are the result of project ESPIRE, which is a partnership of bfz-gGmbH (Germany), with Pakistani business associations and small and medium enterprises development authority (Smeda).

Salahuddin Farrukh, national project coordinator of bfz-gGmbH said: “The consultants help companies to identify where energy is wasted and support them to reduce the wastages.”  He added that energy use is monitored and the factory staff are trained to recognize energy wastage.

Project ESPIRE is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Picture of Karachi by Umer07 [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Tuesday 30th April 2013


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