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R K Singh seeks states cooperation to achieve Rs 50 lakh cr investment in power sector in next decade

Attracting large-scale investments requires ensuring ease of doing business in the country for effective private-sector participation.

R K Singh seeks states cooperation to achieve Rs 50 lakh cr investment in power sector in next decade
"The Union Minister sought the cooperation from the states in achieving the ambitious goals that are set before the power sector," an official statement said.

Union Power Minister R K Singh on Saturday sought states’ cooperation to achieve the investment target of Rs 50 lakh crore in the power sector against the backdrop of estimates of doubling of electricity demand in the next decade.Singh chaired the conference of power and renewable energy ministers of state/ UTs held on 14th and 15th October 2022 in Udaipur, Rajasthan.”The Union Minister sought the cooperation from the states in achieving the ambitious goals that are set before the power sector,” an official statement said.

According to the statement, ensuring 24×7 reliable electricity supply is critical to ensure the socioeconomic development of the country.The electricity demand in the country is set to double in the next decade and necessary capital investment, estimated over Rs 50 lakh crore, across power generation, transmission and distribution will be required to cater to such demand, it stated.It is therefore essential to source funding for these investments from multiple sources, it also stated.To ensure future energy security, implementation of energy storage including BESS (battery energy storage system) and Pumped Storage Hydro projects should be taken up on priority.

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Future technologies including Green Hydrogen, Off Shore Wind, Off-grid and Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) applications need to be adapted. Attracting large-scale investments requires ensuring ease of doing business in the country for effective private-sector participation.

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First published on: 15-10-2022 at 07:22:20 pm
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