Pakistan explores partnership with Denmark to drive renewable energy growth

Pakistan keen to jointly manufacture wind turbines and solar panels with Denmark

Pakistan and Denmark have formed a joint technical working group to develop the mechanism for government-to-government agreements to push the renewable energy growth in Pakistan.

The officials discussed government-to-government collaboration in the renewable energy sector in a meeting between the federal minister for energy Omar Ayub Khan with the Danish Energy Agency (Energistyrelsen) team along with the Ambassador of Denmark Lis Rosenholm. Special assistant to PM on power Tabish Gauhar and secretary power division Zafar Ali Bhutta also attended.

Pakistan’s minister declared the country’s interest in joint collaboration with Denmark on manufacturing of wind turbines and solar panels to create new jobs and reduce the cost of clean energy.

Pakistan government has set an ambitious target to generate 25 percent of energy from renewable sources by 2025, and 30 percent by end of 2030 including 45 percent share of hydropower generation and 10 percent of nuclear energy into energy mix of the country.

Acknowledging the leading role of Denmark in clean and green energy at the global level, Minister Omar Ayub said Pakistan’s new renewable energy policy would bring opportunities for investors due to the transparent policies of the current government.

Denmark has emerged as a global leader in renewable energy as more than 50 per cent of the country’s electricity was powered by wind and solar in 2020.

Danish Ambassador praised the government’s commitment to renew the energy sector with wind and solar projects. “The agreements would be on based equal partnership and its focus is to set up a joint energy group for exchange of experience at both policy and operational level for long-term strategic collaboration in the energy sector” she said.

Nuxhat Khurshid
Nuxhat Khurshid is a passionate writer, reader and documentary-maker. She mostly writes on environment, climate change and development issues for Islamabad Scene.

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