People participation will become key for solar revolution : Goyal
INVC NEWS New Delhi, Upendra Tripathy, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said that Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, and New & Renewable Energy will inaugurate National Workshop on Roof Top Solar (RTS) Power on 7th June 2016. He said that the aim of the workshop is to act as a helpdesk and felicitate people in installing rooftop solar projects. While interacting with media, Shri Tripathy said that these rooftop projects transforms homes into investment and empowers owner with loss free electricity. The Secretary appealed for mass involvement through media and said that people participation will become key for solar revolution in the country. Shri Tripathy said that the Ministry will soon be coming out with a policy for resolving issue of storage and thereby providing stability to the grid. He informed that storage linked bidding of 200MW solar power will be organised in Andhra Pradesh & Madhya Pradesh very soon. Speaking on the occasion Shri Santosh D. Vaidya, Joint Secretary, MNRE told that the Minister will be felicitating the best performing Ministries/Departments, State/UT Governments, State Nodal Agencies, State/UT Electricity Regulatory Commissions and Channel Partners during the event. The Ministries and Departments will also present Commitment Certificates for developing RTS power. He further informed that Surya Mitra App will also be launched at the event. Shri Vaidya further said that workshop will comprise of presentations and discussions on various topics including best practices, innovative projects and major policy initiatives on RTS power projects. Around 1400 participants including Secretaries from the Central Government, Chief Secretaries from the State Governments, Power and Urban Development Principal Secretaries of State Governments, State Nodal Agencies, Chiefs of DISCOMs, banking and financial institutions, Channel Partners of rooftop schemes, major solar power developers, international agencies like GIZ, KFW, US Aid, World Bank and other stakeholders will be attending the Workshop.