Goa publishes green energy policy paper
by Tim Willmott : Comments Off on Goa publishes green energy policy paper
Goa starts with a clean sheet of paper – it does not generate its own electricity. This policy paper, published at the beginning of 2014, outlines the State’s desire to generate energy from renewable sources. It has two primary sets of objectives:
- To promote generation and use of clean and green power by harnessing renewable forms of energy for fossil fuel consumption abatement / substitution.
- To promote private sector participation in development of solar PV power and other renewable forms of energy
- To achieve captive generation of solar renewable power through implementation of roof top solar PV plants, thermal, wind, biomass etc. utilization.
- Promote environmental awareness among the people.
- To contribute to productive use of waste lands, abandoned mines and utilize the open spaces.
- To promote simultaneously the co-generation of power like waste heat recovery or utilization of recycled resources.
- To enhance skills and create employment opportunities at various levels.
- To promote establishment of local manufacturing facilities for solar and renewable power plants.
- To build capacity in the State to initiate and sustain, use and effective management of renewable energy technologies.
- To help the State Electricity Department to meet the RPO obligations.
- To ensure strict compliance of RPO obligations by all obligated entities in the state whether private sector or public sector.