Lalitpur, Nov 6: Energy experts have said that promotion of energy efficiency is the only alternative to the growing electricity and fuel crisis in the country.
Speaking at the Stakeholder’s Consultative Workshop on the Institutionalisation of Energy Efficiency in Nepal organised by Nepal Energy Efficiency Programme (NEEP) under the Ministry of Energy in the Capital on Friday, the experts suggested that a separate mechanism should be formed to institutionalise energy efficiency by curbing energy leakage. The workshop is organized with the support of the German Development Cooperation (GIZ).
The experts have said that it is not possible to have the sustainable and effective utilisation of energy unless there is such mechanism in place to institutionalise energy efficiency in the context where separate laws have been made and institutional structure has been formed for energy security in the globe.
Speaking at the event, Dr Sanjaya Sharma, joint secretary at the Ministry of Energy, said that a separate sector should be established to promote energy efficiency of Nepal based on the experiences of other countries resorting with such practices.
Likewise, another participant, Jacqueline Groth, Deputy Chief of Mission of the German Embassy, said that opportunities of investments in Nepal would be drawn if energy efficiency is institutionalised.
Energy expert Bishal Thapa, who presented a working paper about the institutional development of energy efficiency in Nepal at the event, stressed on the need of emphasis on energy efficiency to make improvement in energy security and provide mass people with accessible energy.