Prof. Eisa Bashier Mohamad, Vice Chancellor of Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) and Chairman of the Conference, said that the greatest concern of the world today is achieving food and energy security, and stressed that food security will not be achieved without energy security. This came during his address to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Conference organized by the University. He added explaining that God endowed Sudan with a level of sunshine, pointing out that the sun shines between 10 and 12 hours a day, describing that as enormous potential.
He stated that Sudan is qualified to rely entirely on solar energy, provided that the technology is developed. He said that accelerating the use of renewable energy in Sudan requires utilizing the expertise of scientists and the research and studies of researchers, referring to the types of energy available in Sudan such as water, wind and biofuel and called for the need to expand the use of Renewable energy for the countryside and revealed the issue of imbalance in the classification of electricity tariffs in Sudan, where the tariffs of public universities are set with the private medical sector.
He added that the conference could be held periodically every year or every two years, preceded by workshops explaining the implementation programs.
Prof. Amal Omar Bakhiet, Dean of Scientific Research at SUST, explained that the conference presents scientific and practical visions for renewable energy to achieve sustainable development through scientific research, filling gaps and choosing the best models.
The Engineer, Mr. Yasser Abdullah Saeed, representative of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Director of the Renewable Energy Department in the Electricity Department, stated that the conference aims to support the ministry's efforts to develop renewable energy. He said that the ministry pays attention to renewable energy for all uses inside and outside the network, especially for the private sector, and stressed that the ministry pursues cooperation with experts, universities and scientific centers to benefit from them. He stressed that the success of the conference depends on the outputs and fruitful recommendations that will be transformed into action plans.
Furthermore, he referred to the approval of some laws by the ministry in the implementation of experimental projects with renewable energy from rooftops, solar power stations in Al-Aashyr and in Dongola Wind station, promising to implement all the recommendations of the conference by the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum.