Pakistan has been declared the 7th most vulnerable country affected by climate change. We, as a nation, are now seriously tackling the vagaries of weather, both at the official as well as non-official levels.
According to environment experts, Pakistan has faced around 150 freak weather incidents as a result of climate change in the past 20 years.
The freak weather events include flash floods, smog in winter, forest fires in summer, melting glaciers, freaky heatwaves, landslides, and displaced population, etc.
The cost of climate change
During the floods in 2010–2011, almost 10% of Pakistan’s population was displaced.
In 2019, the costs of damages due to extreme weather were listed at
$384 million and in the past 20 years, there has been a financial loss of almost $2 billion to the national economy because of the ravages of climate change.
The national response
Efforts are being undertaken to mitigate the problem. For instance, some $120 million funds have been disbursed by the country in the past 5 years to discourage forest degradation and to promote tea plantations.
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There has also been an effort to bring about a more eco-friendly energy mix for Pakistan.
Pakistan has an installed capacity of over 30,000 MW of electricity. Out of this, 60% is being generated through imported fuel including furnace oil, coal, etc., while 30% is via hydropower, 6% nuclear, and only 4% generated on renewable energy.
The share of renewable energy would be increased to 25% of the total by 2025 and 30% by 2030.
Can Pakistan wait till 2030?
Although efforts are being done to cut-down deforestation, increase forest footprint and make our national energy-mix for eco-friendly,
The battle is uphill and dividends will come after maybe 10 or maybe 15 years still.
By 2030, Pakistan is projected to become the 20th largest economy in the world.
By then, our population would have grown from 200 Million to 245Million and the challenges would be at a whole different level.
The economic crisis of 2019 has already thrown a wrench in the national growth and prosperity process.
The question is, can we afford to be complacent?
Start from your home!
In peak summers, the air conditioning accounts for more than 40% — 50% of the electricity consumption of a home.
The air conditioners cool down our homes but are warming up the planet. Mother nature’s anger is evident through climate change and the freakish weather we are facing.
If we can optimize our air-conditioning energy consumption, we would contribute daily to the national exchequer, our country, the mother nature, and Planet Earth: Till now, the only accessible planet in the universe which sustains life.
How Mevris AI can help you?
Mevris users have cut their air conditioning costs by 79% in 2019 by using built-in features like Predictions and Autopilot.
If we look at July, Mevris users have reduced their average air-conditioning energy consumption from 390 KWh (July 2018) to just 81 KWh (July 2019).
Mevris users have saved a total of 20 Million KWh by gaining useful insight in the form of AI-powered Predictions about their Mevris-enabled Smart Air-conditioners’ energy consumption patterns.
The Prediction feature lets Mevris users know how much time would it take to reach the desired room temperature.
Mevris users can also learn if the air conditioner would be able to cool down to the thermostat set-point if it would take a lot of time or may never be able to reach it.
Mevris users can also relate to the impact of their thermostat settings on energy consumption.
They can visualize the correlation between thermal comfort and energy consumption.
Autopilot: A mix of Automation and Intelligence
Mevris users have saved over 374 Million Pakistani Rupee in the form of energy savings by letting Mevris AI optimize comfort, convenience, energy savings, and resource management through a ground-breaking feature called Mevris Autopilot.
Mevris Autopilot asks for your target temperature and offers five different modes for the cooling task.
The modes are just like the ones found on a typical treadmill in gyms. Some modes focus on weight loss while others range from fat loss to endurance building.
The different Mevris Autopilot modes give the users a choice for the trade-offs between comfort and energy savings.
Mevris impact on Daily Life
Mevris users are now more confident and enlightened regarding their air-conditioning usage than those who haven’t installed the Mevris App.
Most of the consumers in the past used to set their thermostats at 16 degrees which are, in fact, neither achievable nor comfortable. So, the air conditioners, despite being DC inverters, kept running at max-power to achieve this impractical temperature, consequently escalating their electricity bills.
Now with the proper knowledge and artificial intelligence of Mevris, comfort, and energy savings are both balanced well.
Mevris impact on Environment
By using Mevris, the users have contributed to reducing CO2 emissions by 9439 Metric tons.
Just how big are 9439 Metric Tons?? Well, it’s about 25 A380s stacked-up on each other! 🙂
439 Metric Tons of CO2 is processed by 2.3 Million Trees!
2.3 Million Trees mean 38,000 acres of forest!
You can contribute to the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami program and be a part of making the country clean and green by optimizing your air-conditioning using Mevris AI.
With this experience of successful implementation of Artificial Intelligence in solving REAL-LIFE problems — We at BlueEast plan to launch a complete ecosystem of IoT solutions in both Smart Home and Industrial applications in 2020.
The solutions will focus on providing a world-class experience to our customers while focusing on localized unique problems.