USPCAS-E participated in The News Education Expo 18 as part of its outreach strategy for pre-admission campaign of Fall 18 Admissions

U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, participated in The News Education Expos organized by Jhang Media Group in Peshawar and Faisalabad for its Fall 2018 pre-admissions campaign. The aim of this outreach activity was to present USPCAS-E at national level and attract potential students from private and public sector universities. Students and parents visited USPCAS-E stalls, where they were given orientation on programs offered by USPCAS-E, its state of art laboratories and Fall 2018 admissions. Queries on admission were answered by USPCAS-E staff members. The stalls at both locations attracted significant number of female and male students from various universities who were interested in pursuing their career in the field of energy engineering.

Peshawar Chapter
On July 3, 2018 The News Education Expo was organized in Shiraz Arena, Peshawar. Justice (Retd) Mr. Dost Muhammad Khan - Care Taker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was invited as the Chief Guest. The Chief Guest visited USPCAS-E stall, he was given a brief on USPCAS-E; its mission, vision and background. He was keen to know about the center, its facilities and commitment to strengthen energy sector in Pakistan. Private and public sector universities, academicians and researchers participated in the event.

Faisalabad Chapter
On July 7, 2018 The News Education Expo was organized in Royalton Hotel Faisalabad. Mr. Syed Ahmed Fawad - DCO Faisalabad was invited as Chief Guest of the event. On his visit to USPCAS-E stall, Mr. Fawad appreciated the efforts of USAID for advancing education in Pakistan, he was well also well informed about USAID Center for Advance Studies program. Event participants included large number of private and public sector universities. Mr. Shabbir Hussain Chawla – President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry also participated in the event and distributed shields among Expo participants.

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US Pakistan Centre for Advance Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) UET Peshawar participated in USAID’s Radio Pogram ‘Aap Hum Aur Behtar Zindigi’ on FM-101, 7th June, 2018. The show highlighted USPCAS-E Sustainability’s component. Mr. Fazal Rabbi, Project Management Specialist, USAID, Ms. Shaista Afridi, Industry Liaison Manager, USPCAS-E UET Peshawar, Mr. Ammar Yasser, Corporate Engagement Specialist, USPCAS-E, Arizona State University (ASU), Mr. Fahd Latif, Assistant Chief Staff Officer, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Oil & Gas Company Limited (KPOGCL) Peshawar, Ms. Sundas Khan, Student, USPCAS-E, UET Peshawar and Mr. Sheraz Khan, Student, USPCAS-E, UET Peshawar participated in the program.

The program started with the introduction of participants and USAID endeavors in addressing the energy sector challenges of Pakistan.  Program emphasized USPCAS-E efforts of playing the role of a catalyst to strengthen the linkages between industry, academia and government partners to address the prevailing challenges of energy sector and finding real world sustainable solutions. Participants also highlighted the existing opportunities available at USPCAS-E for energy sector scholars, researchers and public & private sector. Future prospects of USPCAS-E including the nurturing opportunities for underprivileged students was also discussed through an interactive session of questions and answers. USPCAS-E has been taking forward the mission of USAID by empowering women and providing them 50% quota of the available slots for master and PhD programs.  Students of USPCAS-E illustrated their experience of Internship at KPOGCL and Student Exchange Program at ASU. USPCAS-E has established state of the art laboratories to equip future energy leaders with applied knowledge to address the energy sector challenges.  

Mr. Ammar Yasir highlighted the technical role of ASU regarding sustainability of USPCAS-E and exploring new opportunities. Mr. Fahd Latif briefly discussed the collaboration of USPCAS-E and KPOGCL in strengthening academia and industry associations for commencing applied and market based research in academia. In the end, Ms. Shaista Afridi acknowledged FM 101 team and also extended invitations to energy sector researchers, industry and public & private sector organizations for joint ventures to find sustainable solutions for energy sector challenges.

An interactive 38 minutes’ program broadcasted from 9 stations including Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Multan, Karachi, Quetta, Sialkot, Faisalabad and Hyderabad.

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U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) at the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar hosted the second National Conference on Green Energy Technologies in Peshawar on 12th April, 2018. The conference provided a platform for energy experts and scientists to discuss innovation in solar, wind, geothermal and hydro energy technologies, and analyze the current state of power engineering, energy policy, and thermal energy systems engineering in Pakistan.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister of Finance Mr. Muzafar Said, presided over the occasion. He expressed his appreciation for USAID’s support to establish USPCAS-E.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor for UET Peshawar Professor Dr. Noor Muhammad, speaking at the conference, reaffirmed his commitment to make UET Peshawar an entrepreneurial university, which will catalyze a knowledge-based economy. He added that it is an honor to partner with USAID to develop a Center for Advanced Studies in Energy. He acknowledged the support of the provincial government.  
The USAID-supported USPCAS-E is a joint initiative between the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), UET Peshawar, and Arizona State University to develop real world solutions to Pakistan’s energy challenges and to educate a new generation of skilled engineers. The partnership is strengthening academic programs in energy, establishing channels to facilitate local and international networking, widening access to energy-related professions for women and economically disadvantaged students, and establishing a regular policy dialogue between Pakistan’s public and private energy stakeholders.


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USPCAS-E UET Peshawar is pleased to announce Summer Internships Starting in 1st week of July lasting for 4-6 Weeks. Interested students/applicants are requested to identify their relevant fields and apply for the internships Programs.

Internship Opportunities in following organizations are available:

National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDCL), Shahi Bagh Grid

Internship Ref:


National Transmission & Dispatch Company (NTDC) was incorporated on 6th November, 1998 and commenced commercial operation on 24th December, 1998. It was organized to take over all the properties, rights and assets obligations and liabilities of 220 KV and 500KV Grid Stations and Transmission Lines/Network owned by Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA). NTDC operates and maintains fourteen 500 KV and thirty eight 220 KV Grid Stations, 5110.48 km of 500 KV transmission line and 9686.32 km of 220 KV transmission line in Pakistan.

Objectives: Understand the operations of transmission grid Learn the operational SOPs of NTDCL

Duration of Internships: 4-6 weeks

Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), Kamra

Internship Ref:

PAC TH 102

Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) is an organization which comprises of four co-located factories which virtually take care of maintenance of all operational assets of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) for the purpose of effective control and efficient working.

Objectives: Work on different projects on development of indigenous aircraft (details will be confidential in nature)

Duration of Internships: 4-6 weeks

Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO)

Internship Ref:


PEDO is the major organization of development of power projects in KP

Objectives: Understand the major projects being undertaken by PEDO, Learn Operational SOPs of PEDO, Visit PEDO project sites.

Duration of ips: 4-6 weeks

Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO)

Internship Ref:


Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO), located in Peshawar provides service of power distribution to over 2.6 million consumers of all civil districts of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Pakistan. At PESCO networks, we own and maintain Khyber Pukhtunkhwa’s electricity distribution system via 132, 66, 33KV sub-transmission lines, sub-stations and 11KV & 440V low tension lines with distribution transformers that deliver electricity to your home or business.

Objectives: Understand the operations of PESCO Control Center, Learn the SOPs of PESCO

Duration of Internships: 4-6 weeks

Warsak Hydal Power Plant

Internship Ref:


Warsak Power Station is a monument of the friendship of Canada and Pakistan. Warsak Power Station was built in two phases as co-operative effort between the two Governments. Construction of 1st phase started in 1951 and in 1960-61, four generating units of 40 MW capacity each were commissioned. The 2nd phase began in 1975 and two more 41.48 MW units were commissioned respectively in 1980-81. The total installed capacity thus amounted to 242.96 MW.

Objectives: Understand operation of Hydal Power Plant, Get orientation of different departments of a Hydal Power plant, Learn Operational SOPs of WAPDA.

Duration of Internships: 4-6 weeks

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