Power Distribution Reforms, Promotion of Open Access to the Grid will Enhance Consumption of RE: RK Singh

Electricity distribution reforms and the promotion of open access to the electricity grid will enhance the consumption of renewable energy, said R.K. Singh, Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy.

August 16, 2021. By Manu Tayal

Electricity distribution reforms and the promotion of open access to the electricity grid will enhance the consumption of renewable energy, said R.K. Singh, Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy.
The Minister said during his interaction with members of the US India Business Council (USIBC) in a virtual event. The agenda of the meeting was ‘Advancing cleaner, more sustainable and affordable energy to mitigate climate change and power India’s economic growth’.
In the event, more than 50 industry leaders across various sectors of the economy including information technology, infrastructure developers, renewable energy producers, banking, aviation had participated.
The business leaders congratulated the Union Minister on the recent achievement of 100 GW of installed renewable energy capacity. The meeting provided an opportunity to the business community to interact with Union Minister on various aspects of the renewable energy and power sector in India and the associated opportunities available to the global investors.
Further, Singh apprised the business leaders that India is on track to achieve the set renewable energy target of 450 GW by 2030.
The Minister also highlighted India’s achievements in the field of Renewable Energy, Energy Access, Energy Efficiency, reduction in emission intensity and shared GOI’s plans to promote manufacturing and exports from India, including PLI scheme for manufacturing of solar cells, modules and batteries, and promotion of Green Hydrogen.
Besides, RK Singh also welcomed ideas and suggestions for promoting the sector to meet the ambitious target of 450 GW.
During the meeting, Singh reiterated his commitment to further the US and India’s shared goals on climate change, clean energy and sustainability and the India-US Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership.
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