Efforts & commitment of stakeholders made RE targets achievable: Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power

Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy at first National Workshop on Rooftop Solar Power felicitated the stakeholders. He said efforts & commitment of all stakeholders made Renewable Energy (RE) targets achievable.

During the event Goyal gave away 41 awards to the best performing Ministries/Departments, State/UT Governments, State Nodal Agencies, State/UT Electricity Regulatory Commissions and Channel Partners.
44 Ministries and Departments were also presented Commitment Certificates for developing Rooftop Solar (RTS) power. The Minister also launched a mobile app “Surya Mitra” App at the event.

Speaking on the occasion, P.K. Sinha, Cabinet Secretary, said that the biggest challenge comes from within the sector. He stressed that we have to work out business model in consultation with the regulators which is beneficial for both Discoms and consumers. Sinha  added that although involving residential house tops for installing rooftop solar projects will not be that easy but will be worth the effort since it will provide volume to our initiative.

P.K. Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to PM said that rooftop solar power is going to play an important role in our efforts towards renewable energy and sustainable energy initiatives.

Around 1400 participants including Secretaries from the Central Government, Chief Secretaries from the State Governments, Power and Urban Development Principal Secretaries of State Governments, State Nodal Agencies, Chiefs of DISCOMs, banking and financial institutions, Channel Partners of rooftop schemes, major solar power developers, international agencies like GIZ, KFW, US Aid, World Bank and other stakeholders across the country attended the Workshop.

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