Monday, 13 June 2016

Conference of states Power Ministers in Goa on Jun 16, 17

New Delhi, Jun 12 : Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal, along with Power, Renewable Energy & Mines Ministers of States and Union Territories will review the implementation of various ongoing schemes and issues pertaining to power, coal and renewable energy sectors on June 16 and 17. The two-day meeting will take place in Goa. Ministers and Secretaries and senior officials of power, coal
and renewable energy and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) will meet 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, a statement said here today.
Discussion will also be held on formulation of broad aspects of progressive hydropower policy and on coal swapping.
Besides, adoption of energy conservation building codes by states and energy efficient agricultural pumps will be discussed, it said.
In the area of renewable energy, statewise review will be taken on solar, wind and small hydro power as well as the compliance of Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPOs) and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).

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