Dated: 9TH October, 2018; A seminar on “Bringing the Best of Solar Technology to Pakistan” was organized by a private sector Scottish Renewable Energy Firm; Premier Energy here in Lahore. The seminar was based on Premier’s belief of keeping purpose before profit and aimed to increase the awareness about the best of solar technology brought in Pakistan by Premier Energy. In the same regard, Premier’s international partners including ABB and Canadian Solar collaborated for the event and enlightened the audience about the superior technology and fine blend of Canadian Panels and Italian Inverters that has enabled Premier to entitle industrial and commercial giants in Pakistan to a clean, reliable and resilient energy system. Today the Group; Premier Group of Companies has presence in 6 different countries across the globe and a nationwide presence for the energy business; Premier Energy.
Mr. Najeeb Ahmad; Country Manager ABB introduced the Italian technology and explained how ABB is determined at providing the best of Solar technology to a nationwide audience in various capacities including small and medium enterprise owners, huge industries and commercial units. Mr. Najeeb also highlighted the collaboration with Premier Energy that has led to successfully commissioned solar power plants in more than 33 cities of Pakistan. He briefed the audience regarding the fine blend of Canadian and Italian technology designed by the Technical Team at Premier Energy that has enabled the clients to achieve maximum system efficiency while ensuring that the system is cost effective as well. Hoping to continue the collaboration with Premier Energy, Mr. Najeeb concluded his address in the following words; “With this collaboration, we are hopeful to continue illuminating Lives through Renewable Energy. ABB feels proud to have ensured the provision of technically superior and cost effective technology backed by international warranties on a nationwide scale and appreciates Premier’s vision of revolutionizing the energy consumption pattern of the country.”
Technical Manager Sales; Engr. Zain and Manager Technical Department; Engr. Naeem were next in line to enlighten the audience about the Solar PV technology brought in Pakistan by Premier Energy. “These modern 5 bus bar series panels are designed to provide improved efficiency and effectiveness while having a warranty of 25 years.”; said Engr. Zain ul Abideen. Engr. Naeem then explained how Canadian Solar Panels have become a preferred choice of clients belonging to all three sectors; Domestic, commercial and Industrial. “The power outcome, sophisticated technology and a combination of Italian inverters backed by a flawless system design is what makes Premier’s Grid Tied Solar Power Plants a preferred choice of the Industry.” The demonstration of Canadian Solar’s 5 bus bar series modules further helped the audience in better understanding the technology and product benefits.
Mr. Daniyal Siddiqui; Country Head Premier Energy narrated the success story of Premier that has led to the title of; “Pakistan’s Fastest Growing Renewable Energy Company.” Mr. Siddiqui narrated; “From Gawadar to Turbat to Bhakkar and Thar, Premier today proudly stands in more than 33 cities across the country. We have not only installed the Textile Sector’s Largest and Second Largest Solar Power Plant but have entitled prominent commercial and educational groups of the country to a clean, reliable and resilient energy system including Chen One as Pakistan’s largest chain of Green Energy based stores and Punjab Group of Colleges as Pakistan’s Largest Chain of Green Energy based Institutes.” He further added how Premier has believed in purpose before profit and introduced various programs for the agriculture sector including; “Premier’s Kissan Program” aimed at providing cost effective and energy efficient solar tubewell solutions to the farmers of the country at special subsidized rates. Premier’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Audit Program (EECAP) successfully implemented at various public and private sector organizations was also under discussion during Mr. Siddiqui’s address at the event.
The next portion of the event focused on how solar can be made affordable for all. “it is indeed the need of the hour for the country to switch to the most sustainable form of energy and making solar affordable is inevitable. Therefore State Bank of Pakistan now offers a cost effective financing scheme for solar power plants upto 1 MW under category 2 of the State Bank Refinancing Scheme of Renewable Energy spread over a period of 10 years and based on only 2+4 = 6% markup only.”; added Mr. Daniyal Siddiqui.
Premier Energy’s CMO; Ms Haania Ali came in to introduce a CSR initiative taken by the Group with the name of Green Birgade; a community of eminent personalities belonging to all different walks of life who believe in the power of Green Energy and support the cause. The Green Brigade aims at increasing awareness and promoting the use of renewable energy resources. Business Tycoons like Khawaja Anees, Malik Waqar, Faisal Amin, Irfan Qadri and political personalities like Minister for Health; Dr. Yasmeen Rashid have already joined the Brigade. The Industrialists community readily joined the Green Brigade and gave a huge shout out to the cause of combating climate change.
In addition the Minister for Industries, Commerce and Trade Mr. Mian Aslam graced the event as the Chief Guest and shared his insight about the use of renewable energy and building a Greener Pakistan.
Concluding remarks by CEO Premier Group of Companies; Mr. Shokat Mobarik added to the excitement of the industrialists as he announced Free Technical and Commercial surveys and proposals for the industrialist community and took Premier’s “Empowering the Industries Program” to the next level by announcing special subsidized rates for both small and medium enterprises and industrial giants.
The Host; Engr. Waleed Rana concluded the event with a series of engaging and interesting activities including a renewable energy based quiz, award for the most promising and energy efficient partner of Premier Energy, Green Brigade membership certificates, media briefing and a huge shout out by the leaders of change; the industrialists of Punjab who believe in the power of Green Energy.
With this seminar, this Scottish Renewable Energy firm further sets a strong foothold in Pakistan and delivers the message of only opting for superior technology to enable the due growth of Solar in Pakistan. The event ended with a hall resonating with Premier’s belief; “If it is Solar, It Better be Premier.”