Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

Chandigarh- In a bid to make Punjab front-runner state in non-conventional vitality manufacturing throughout the nation, Chief Minister S Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government will quickly give you Green Hydrogen Policy, stated Punjab New and Renewable Energy Sources Minister Aman Arora right here on Wednesday.

“Concerted efforts are also being made to increase the share of Renewable Energy upto 30% by 2030, ” he stated, whereas including that the purpose is to make each vitality client a producer.

Addressing the fifth elets National Energy Summit, Aman Arora emphasised that It’s excessive time to shift from standard energy technology to renewable vitality sources to save lots of the Earth.

He stated that round 3200MW capability renewable vitality tasks, together with 2000 MW capability of Solar Plants, have been put in, which is about 21% of the full put in capability in Punjab. This share of Renewable Energy can be elevated upto 30% by 2030 to satisfy nationwide NDC and SDG targets.

The State Government has not been leaving any stone unturned to perform Net Zero Mission, he stated, whereas including that Punjab has an enormous potential in renewable vitality as over 20 million ton of paddy straw is produced yearly and solely 7-8 million ton is being managed by ex-situ and in-situ strategies. Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has been striving laborious to transform the paddy straw into an asset for farmers.

As many 43 Compressed Biogas (CBG) tasks based mostly on paddy straw and agriculture residue have already been allotted and Asia’s largest CBG plant of complete capability over 33TPD has been commissioned in Sangrur district. On completion, these tasks will produce 515.58 TDP CBG, moreover consuming two million ton paddy straw each year, he added.

The Cabinet Minister additionally launched a particular challenge of eGov journal. He stated that vitality is a key sector for the expansion and renewable vitality can additional complement the expansion of the state as renewable vitality is essentially the most price efficient and atmosphere pleasant supply of energy.

Chairman PEDA Sh H.S. Hanspal emphasised upon the necessity of adopting renewable vitality and likewise on the significance of vitality conservation and vitality effectivity within the state to satisfy the hole between the demand and provide of energy. He additionally confused on the necessity to use energy judiciously by adopting vitality conservation & vitality effectivity measures.

Chairman Punjab GENCO Ltd Navjot Singh Mandair (Jarg) stated that the summit will facilitate information sharing and networking amongst business gamers, policymakers and buyers masking a variety of matters together with vitality transition, inexperienced vitality together with photo voltaic, biomass, inexperienced hydrogen and likewise vitality effectivity.

Additional Chief Secretary New & Renewable Energy Sources A. Venu Prasad gave the keynote handle and appreciated the efforts made by PEDA within the bold purpose to advertise clear and inexperienced vitality. He stated that the summit will function a information trade platform for key stakeholders to debate the challenges of the facility sector, new developments and applied sciences within the energy sector, inexperienced vitality, local weather mitigation, vitality efficiencies and worldwide finest apply for offering secure, dependable, uninterrupted and inexperienced vitality options.

Principal Secretary Power Tejveer Singh stated that sustainability, availability, affordability, high quality and atmosphere pleasant energy is the purpose and renewable vitality sector can obtain it.

Director PEDA MP Singh highlighted the initiatives taken by the company in each renewable and underneath vitality conservation packages within the State. PEDA is at present establishing Grid Interactive Rooftop Solar Power Plants on the roofs of varied Govt. buildings /Institutes underneath CAPEX Mode.

The division can also be in technique of establishing of solar energy vegetation underneath 100% RE metropolis undertaking.

Meanwhile, Cabinet Minister Aman Arora additionally visited the Electronic autos and different stalls of the exhibition organised on the event.

Prominent amongst others current within the summit embrace British Deputy High Commissioner Ms. Caroline Rowett, Editor-in-chief eGov Magazine Dr Ravi Gupta, Senior Advisor GIZ Ms Nidhi Sarin and a lot of contributors.

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