Hindustan Powerprojects has suggested measures to mitigate the 15.6% energy deficit situation in Uttar Pradesh, during the CleanTech Summit 2015 organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Speaking during the event, Rajya Wardhan Ghei, CEO, Domestic Solar, Hindustan Powerprojects highlighted the advantages of Solar power in UP. He said that solar radiation is available for over 330 days/year with a solar irradiation in the range of 5.2 to 5.6 kWh/m2/day per MNRE and using solar power, dependency on transmission capacity addition can be reduced due to its distributed nature.
“Considering the fact MNRE’s tentative RES target for UP is 11 GW solar & 25 MW Small Hydro, the State Government has taken the steps in right direction by awarding 500 MW solar projects in 3 phases. This will enable quicker ramping up of clean energy and also prove to be a foundation step in achieving the 2.5% SPO by 2022 which translates to 2.6 GW Solar & 10% SPO translates to 10 GW of Solar (per 18th EPS Survey for UP for 2022)” he added.
Ratul Puri, Chairman, Hindustan Powerpojects appreciated the endeavors of CII for promoting the ambitious project of the government of India for renewable energy and simultaneously addressing the challenges faced by the sector.
“India is well poised to become an example of ‘Modern Energy Architecture’ by having the well-integrated National Grid. To achieve that, first we have to address one of the biggest challenges of dysfunctional discoms by robust regulatory framework guided by the central government and diligently followed by the state governments,” said Puri.