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692 MW electricity target & solar revolution initiatives :  Ratan Lal Nath


BY TC News Desk

Agartala, July 27, 2023: The unveiling of the ‘Tripura Energy Vision 2030 Roadmap’ at Bidyut Bhavan in Agartala witnessed a pivotal moment in the state’s energy sector. Power Minister Ratan Lal Nath shared significant insights into the future of Tripura’s electricity landscape.

The Roadmap, crafted based on a survey conducted by Research Triangle Institute (RTI), International India in New Delhi, projects that Tripura will likely require 692 megawatts (MWs) of electricity by 2030. This revelation highlights the pressing need to address the state’s growing energy demands.

During the media interaction, Power Minister Ratan Lal Nath emphasized the Tripura government’s strong commitment to clean energy. In line with this vision, the government is set to implement measures promoting solar-based electricity services across 1158 gram panchayats and village councils. This forward-thinking approach not only benefits the environment but also aims to lower power tariffs for the populace.

The state’s Power department has already made significant strides in solar power generation. Since 2017, the capacity has risen from 6.4 MWs to 12.45 MWs in the last five years. The department’s future endeavors include generating 135 MWs through various solar initiatives and a remarkable 130 MWs from Dumboor Lake in Dhalai district, as part of an MoU with the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).

Power Minister Ratan Lal Nath also highlighted the investments made in improving the state’s power infrastructure. This includes substantial spending on transformers, transmission lines, and cabling projects, further cementing Tripura’s commitment to a reliable and modern power network.

The ‘Energy Vision 2030 Roadmap’ and the government’s focus on clean energy solutions mark a transformative step towards a greener, sustainable future for Tripura.

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