United States Helps CDA Save Electrical energy, Enhance Water Provide in Islamabad

USAID will fund alternative of 187 CDA water pumps with extra environment friendly fashions, to avoid wasting roughly two megawatts of electrical energy and enhance water provide

America authorities has joined the Capital Growth Authority (CDA) to interchange practically 200 outdated electrical pumps with a purpose to enhance water provide for Islamabad, cut back vitality consumption, and reduce electrical energy payments for CDA.  This initiative was launched as we speak by Jonathan M. Conly, Nation Director for the U.S. Company for Worldwide Growth (USAID) and CDA Chairman Farkhand Iqbal on the Fatima Jinnah Park, the place the primary pump was changed in entrance of the media and authorities officers.

USAID Nation Director Jonathan M. Conly mentioned, “I want to thank CDA for being a pioneer in selling vitality effectivity within the public sector.  We hope that this initiative will encourage different municipalities throughout the nation to affix our efforts, in partnership with distribution firms and the Ministry of Water and Energy, and cut back the vitality consumption by means of extra energy-efficient applied sciences, which shrinks the hole between the vitality demand and provide.

CDA has 187 tubewell pumps all through Islamabad, solely 132 of which work.  These pumps function with lower than 30 p.c effectivity, leading to more and more giant electrical energy payments for CDA.  As well as, these pumps fail to supply ample water for Islamabad residents.  Many residential areas haven’t any potable water for weeks at a time.  The alternative of the CDA pumps will save roughly two megawatts of electrical energy.  This quantity is enough to energy to 4,500 households.  The brand new pumps may also guarantee improved water provide for the town and cut back electrical energy payments for CDA.

The alternative of municipal water pumps is a brand new USAID vitality effectivity initiative that builds on USAID vitality effectivity efforts within the agriculture sector.  Over the previous two years, USAID, in cooperation with the Ministry of Water and Energy, has helped greater than 2,600 farmers change their pumps, saving greater than 18 megawatts for the nationwide grid and considerably lowering farmers’ electrical energy payments.  To make sure that farmers are getting energy-efficient pumps, USAID licensed a number of native tubewell pump producers for compliance with the worldwide vitality effectivity normal ISO 9906.

This vitality effectivity effort is one more instance of the U.S. authorities’s long-term dedication to help Pakistan’s vitality sector priorities.  U.S. help focuses on supporting the Authorities of Pakistan in its efforts to extend the supply of vitality and promote reforms to assist the ability sector perform extra effectively.


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