State Power Ministers to participate in two day conference scheduled on 7th & 8 October in Gujarat

Mines Minister Piyush Goyal

A Two-day conference of Ministers for Power, New & Renewable Energy & Mines of States & Union Territories will be held on 7th & 8th of this month in Vadodara, Gujarat.

The Conference will be inaugurated by Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines Minister Piyush Goyal.

Main objective of this conference is to review the implementation of various ongoing Schemes/ Programmes & deliberate on a host of issues pertaining to Power, Coal, Renewable Energy and Mines sectors.

The two day conference of the power ministers will be organized on the sidelines of the International Energy Conference-SWITCH Global Expo by Government of Gujarat from 6th to 10th October, 2016 at Vadodara.

Ministers and Secretaries of the States and Union territories and senior officials of the four sectors and Public Sector Undertakings will meet up to discuss issues like implementation of Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY), 24×7 Power for All, Feeder monitoring, IT enablement of urban & rural feeders, Rural Electrification Programme, Energy conservation , Right of Way (RoW) compensation for transmission lines in urban areas, National Power Demand & National Electricity Plan, issues related to open access &captive generation, energy/peak shortage and increase in transparency by introduction of Mobile Apps.

Apart from above aspects, mandatory adoption of Energy Conservation Building Codes by States and Agricultural Demand side management will be discussed. Discussion will also be held on policy interventions for Hydro Development, including small hydro under the broad aspects of progressive Hydropower Policy.

In the area of Renewable Energy, State wise review will be taken on issues regarding Solar Power, Wind Power as well as the compliance of Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPOs) and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).

The concluding session of the conference would consist of comments and feedback by States/UTs and adoption of Conference Resolution by the delegates.

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