Two Day Conference Of States Power Ministers To Be Held On 16, 17 In Goa

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Mr. Piyush Goyal presented the National Excellence Awards-2016, at the inaugural session of the National Workshop on Rooftop Solar Power, organised by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, in New Delhi on June 07, 2016. (File Photo)
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Mr. Piyush Goyal presented the National Excellence Awards-2016, at the inaugural session of the National Workshop on Rooftop Solar Power, organised by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, in New Delhi on June 07, 2016. (File Photo)

Review Of Implementation Of Various Ongoing Schemes

New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): A two day conference of Power, Renewable Energy & Mines Ministers of States & Union Territories will be held on 16th & 17th of this month in Goa. The Conference will be inaugurated by Mr. Piyush. Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy. The aim of this two day conference is to review the implementation of various ongoing Schemes/ Programmes & host of issues pertaining to power, coal & Renewable energy sectors.

Ministers and Secretaries of the States and Union territories and senior officials of Power, Coal & Renewable Energy and Public Sector undertakings of the ministries will meet up to discuss issues like implementation of Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), 24×7 Power for All , Rural Electrification Programme, transmission corridors and availability including Intra-State Transmission Capacity. Discussion will also be held on formulation of broad aspects of progressive Hydropower Policy. In Coal sector, deliberations will be held on coal swapping.

Apart from above aspects, adoption of Energy Conservation Building Codes by States and Energy Efficient Agricultural pumps will be discussed. In the area of Renewable Energy, State wise review will be taken on Solar Power, Wind Power & Small hydro Power as well as the compliance of Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPOs) and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).

(Source: PIB/GR/TYP/BIN/USPA/WN/IAIJ)

D P Sathya Prakash

Senior Reporter

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