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TREDA sets target to generate 500 MW of Renewable Energy by 2030: Dr Saha


 BY TC News Desk

Agartala, 4th  October 2023 :  Chief Minister Prof. Dr. Manik Saha announced on Wednesday that Tripura Power Generation Limited (TPGL) has started work for installation of 30-megawatt capacity small hydro power plants in various locations across the state.

 Dr. Saha said this while inaugurating a workshop on “Energy Transition of Tripura” at Hotel Polo Tower today. “This workshop will instill a sense of purpose in promoting renewable energy in the state, aligning with our country’s ambitious targets. The increasing population translates to growing energy demands. There is currently no way to underestimate the resultant impact,” sai Dr. Saha.

 Inaugurating the workshop, organized by the Department of Power and the Asian Development Bank, the Chief Minister highlighted the global significance of renewable energy in fostering a clean environment and preserving resources for future generations.

 “Our country is at the forefront of developing nations in raising socio-economic standards while maintaining environmental cleanliness. Our nation places great importance on the promotion and expansion of renewable energy. Renewable energy has become the most crucial factor and hope for preserving the pristine environment and plant resources for future generations. Recently, we saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi also emphasize renewable energy at the G20 summit in Delhi,” Dr. Saha said.

 During the event, the he underscored the infrastructural advancements in the state, stating that the government has prioritized the establishment of renewable energy centers.

 “TREDA has established 20-megawatt renewable energy plants in the state. Additionally, Tripura Power Generation Limited is undertaking 120-megawatt and 84-megawatt Combined Cycle Power Plant projects at Rokhiya and Baramura Power Plant, replacing the earlier 63-megawatt and 42-megawatt projects. TPGL has initiated the installation of 30-megawatt capacity small hydro power plants in various locations across Tripura,” he reported. He further informed that TREDA has set a target of generating 500 megawatts of renewable power by 2030, encompassing solar grid power, floating solar, canal solar, rooftop, micro tech solar, and other forms. The program was attended by Power Minister Ratan Lal Nath, Chief Secretary JK Sinha, Secretary of the Power Department Abhishek Singh, and other dignitaries.

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