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PESHAWAR: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority and US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies (USPCAS-E), University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, signed a memorandum of understanding to find innovative and practical solutions for Pakistan’s energy and water challenges.

The MoU is intended to support development of industry-academia relationship through long-term technical and research collaboration and capacity-building opportunities for public sector in energy technology and management, according to a press release issued here on Wednesday.

The USPCAS-E has been set up as a joint programme between UET, National University of Science Technology and Arizona State University and is part of USAID’s $127 million investment programme to harness applied research to find innovative and practical solutions for Pakistan’s energy and water challenges.

The USPCAS-E is carrying out research work in the field of renewable energy, thermal systems engineering, energy policy and electrical engineering system, and has been declared Think Tank for energy related issues in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

As follow-up to signing of the MoU, Nepra and USPCAS-E will collaborate on energy specific policy research projects leading to innovative and sustainable outcomes for empirical-based public policy formulation in Pakistan.

Published in Dawn, August 16th, 2018