SEMINAR ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR SUSTAINABLE POWER Focus Arunachal Pradesh 25 May 2012, CM’s Banquet Hall, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh A REPORT For further details please contact:Anuradha Goswami, Assistant Director, Indian Chamber of Commerce, 2nd Floor, House No. 209, R.G. Baruah Road, , Near AIDC, Guwahati– 24, Phone : 09207411647 (D), Telefax: (0361) 2461763, Mobile : 8011004874, 8011004874 E mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
SEMINAR ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR SUSTAINABLE POWEREver since the oil crisis of 1973, several countries in SE Asia started exploring optionsfor using renewable energy. This need obviously pointed at improvement of energyefficiency. The concept changed to ‘More efficiency, more productivity and reducedproduction cost’. Recent concerns such as rising oil prices, supply demand gap for supply-demandelectricity as a consequence of growing economics and urbanization, and globalattention on green house gas emissions with implication of opportunities such as withcarbon trading are spurring the demand for accelerated growth of renewable energyutilization. Technological improvements, better quality control, standardization andincreased number of suppliers/ manufacturers/vendors in technologies such as wind manufacturers/vendorsturbines, biomass cogeneration dendropower, biomass gasification, small and micro micro-hydro, bio-diesel and solar photovoltaic are also aiding the growth of renewable dieselenergy.Efficiency in energy utilization needs to be a continuous activity as there is huge continuousunproductive energy utilization generally observed in the Indian industrial sector. Theworld is moving towards a sustainable energy future with an emphasis on energyefficiency and use of renewable energy sources. A finite planet cannot support infinitelyincreasing consumption of resources and hence the motto of present times must be to"REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE REDUCE, RECYCLE".According to the government’s estimate, the potential for grid interactive renewable grid-interactivepower generation from common known sources other than bio-fuels is about 84,776 commonly fuelsmw. The government has launched the programme for promoting power generationfrom renewable sources since the last 25 years, but unfortunately the cumulative powergeneration from these sources is only around 11,272.13 mw.Small hydro-power projects generating up to 25 mw power are also categorised as powerrenewable sources of energy. The country has an estimated potential of about 15,000mw power generation through small hydro power projects, but the cumulative power hydro-power cumulageneration from these projects have been only 2,045.61 mw. However there are socio socio-economic problems associated with small hydro projects at place where it has caused hydro-projectsblockade or diversion in drown stream water affecting farming operations and c causingdrinking water availability problems in villages.India is also lagging behind in power generation from biomass, bagasse and wastedespite its high potential. According to government estimates, cumulative powergeneration from biomass is only 605.80 mw against its potential for 16,881 mw. The 605.80cumulative power generation from bagasse has been only 710.83 mw as against itspotential for 5,000 mw. Cumulative generation of energy from waste has been only55.25 mw as against its estimated potential of 2, 2,700 mw.
The North East has abundant renewable energy resources but their utilization hasnot been adequate. Apart from small hydel power projects, biomass holds a lot ofscope in the region. Effective utilization of renewable energy could be of immensebenefit in electrification of remote villages. The 11th Plan targeted utilization of nefitrenewable energy to the tune of 3,500 MW with a capacity addition of another 3,200MW. The private sector participation is very much encouraging in this regard.Continued growth of Indian economy will depend on large scale investments in its large-scaleenergy sector.As per the planning commission’s estimates, India needs an installed capacity of 1200GW by 2020 which is 7 times the existing capacity, to sustain the future economicgrowth. India has an installed capacity of around 170,000 MW (July 2009). Investment rowth.requirement for the above expansion is estimated at USD 1200 Billion, of which USD600 Billion is required in generation and USD 300 Billion each in transmission &distribution sectors. The pace of investments and implementation of projects have been tionslow in past leading to high peak (14%) and energy demand (11%) deficits. The CentralPower Sector Utilities and the state utilities have not been able to match up to therequirement. Most of the previous plan targets have been missed and the government is ement.now expecting the private sector to support in the future generation and transmissioncapacity additions. Various policy level initiatives for facilitating private investments inpower sector has been introduced post the notification of Electricity Act 2003.There have been significant capacity additions in the past few years. While the totaltransmission line length (220 kV and above) increased at a CAGR of 6.64% during thepast three years, total transmission transformation capacity (220 kV and above) grew at sta CAGR of 4.87%.As on August 2008, the total transmission network (220 kV and above) owned andoperated by the CTU and STU comprised of 214,684 ckt. km of transmission lines and292,860 MVA of substation capacity. According to the Eleventh Plan targets set forintra-state and interstate transmission, the transmission line length and substation statecapacity are expected to increase to 291,290 ckt. Km and 443,028 MVA respecti respectively. Theinterregional power transfer capacity of the grid currently stands at 17,000 MW and bythe end of the Eleventh Plan, this is expected to increase to 37,000 MW. Significantprogress has also been made in distribution sector through RGGVY scheme to provideaccess to electricity for all by 2012.With over 75% of coal reserves and 45% of country’s hydro electricity potential located hydro-electricityin the eastern and north-eastern states of India, these states can transform themselves easterninto a power hub for India. To achieve this goal, the state governments of these statesshould initiate and sustain policy measures to attract investments. Considering the factthat development of infrastructure, especially in these parts of India, will be alwaysassociated with socio-political issues e.g. acquisition of land (including forest land) and oliticaldisplacement of people (including indigenous tribes), the policy and support measures
of the Central and State Governments should also address these issues for fasterimplementation of projects. Further, since any development in the generation and ojects.transmission / sub-transmission infrastructure can only be sustained through transmissioncontinuous cash-flow from end consumers, adequate focus needs to be given to the flowstrengthening of the distribution sector through administrative and management sectorreforms, the Central Government sponsored schemes such as the R R-APDRP, anddevelopment of the human resources through appropriately designed training anddevelopment programs.Arunachal PradeshArunachal Pradesh, the largest among all the North eastern states shares international North-easternboundaries with Myanmar to the east, Bhutan to the west, and China to the north. Thestate is sparsely populated and the wide dispersion in population makes the centrali centralizedgeneration and long T&D network a costly option. This explains the presence ofdistributed generation, having installed capacities of several KW only which cater forthe local areas.The Arunachal Pradesh Electricity Department, a vertically integrated entity, is vertically-integratresponsible for generation, transmission and distribution of power in the State.Although the state has a huge hydro potential to the order of 55,000 MW, it is mostlyunexplored.The State’s own installed capacity is only 61 MW and is primarily dependent on primarilypurchase of power from CPSUs (share of 119 MW). Peak demand of the state stood at130 MW in 2008-09 and peak demand and energy deficit stand at 39.2% and 36.4% 09respectively which are way above the national average figures.Arunachal PradeshARUNACHAL PRADESHPopulation (Million) 1.21Number of Consumers (,000) 122Villages Electrified (%) 56.80AT&C Losses (%) 61.59Energy Availability (MUs) 271Per Capita Consumption (units) 224Source: 2001 Census, CEA, PFCThe Government of Arunachal Pradesh has formulated Mega Power Policy and SmallHydropower Policy for project under 25 MW under Build, Own, and Operate andTransfer (BOOT) model. Projects are classified according to their size and the projectidentification, allocation and various statutory clearances are detailed in the policy. variousThe private sector companies will have the option to execute hydro projects on Build,Own, Operate (BOO) or Build, Own, Transfer (BOT). The land required for constructionof the project shall be acquired and leased to the developer against payment of land ired
revenue. The ownership mode may be mutually decided prior to allotment of theproject between the State Government and the developer.Small Hydropower policy promotes private participation in development of small developmenthydro projects with certain attractive incentives. Apart from being eco eco-friendly andrenewable, the micro/ mini/small hydro projects are low in gestation period and idealfor viable investment for State’s domestic power requirement.Inspite of the policy level initiatives, many of the projects which are part of “50000 MWhydro initiative” in the state have been held up primarily because of change in agency,non-allotment by state government or non availability of MoEF clearance. allotment non-availabilityNAME RIVER INSTALLED STATUS BASIN CAPACITY (MW)Kapakleyak Kameng 160 DPR to be Prepared by NEEPCO, Difficult access. To be allotted for implementationNaba Subansiri 1000 Yet to be allottedNiare Subansiri 800 Yet to be allottedOju-I Subansiri 1000 Yet to be allottedOju-II Subansiri 700 Yet to be allottedKameng-I Kameng 1120 Stage-I estimates cleared in IBhareli-I) March’05. Consent for implementation. MOEF site clearance awaited (Pakke wild life sanctuary)Total 4780Apart from the above, projects under execution like Lower Subansiri and Kameng arefacing issues of law and order , flash floods and bad geology, inadequate machinery etc.
THE SEMINARIndian Chamber of Commerce in association with Arunachal Pradesh EnergyDevelopment Agency and North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited North-Eastern(NEEPCO) organized a seminar on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy forSustainable Power at the Banquet Hal in Itanagar on 25th May 2012 , Friday.Deliberating in the seminar, experts stressed need on conservation of energy resources onand use of renewable resources to meet the growing demands of utilization of non non-renewable products. The seminar was designed to discuss the issues involved, showcase technology regarding energy efficiency and innovations in the power sector and to innovationssuggest a way forward.Speaking on the occasion, Arunachal Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory Commissionchairman Digvijay Nath expressed concern over the rapid consumption of Fossil Fuelsand stressed need on conservation of energy resources and use of renewable resourcesto meet the growing demands of utilization of non non-renewable products.Parliamentary Secretary, PWD, T. Norbu Thongdok was of the opinion that to preservethe energy resources through proper utilization, the power developers have to createawareness among the people about the use of renewable resources as non non-renewableresources declining at a rapid rate due to increasing demands of its use in globalmarket. Thongduk stressed on immediate need of conservation of energy by cultivating conservationhabits of energy conservation and make it a culture in the long run to be a efficient state. In his address he said that the power is the most important contributing factor of adeveloped state so to be efficient we should explore all possible avenues to produce explorepower. Down playing all ill effects of dams in Arunachal Pradesh he justified that damsfor producing hydro and hydel power are constructed using best of scientifictechnologies to maximize power production and minimize its hypothetical negative minimizeimpacts that is being spread throughout the state and neighboring Assam. Addressingas the Chief Guest Thongdok categorically pointed out that Arunachal Pradesh with47% forest will put all efforts in saving its natural bio bio-diversity at the same time will ersitymarch forward with other states in terms of development by becoming energy efficientby producing adequate energy in all ways and means that is safe and good for the stateand its population. To protect the natural bio bio-diversity Govt. of AP soon will eliminate yjhoom cultivation and introduce tea and rubber cultivation and become economicallysustainable.Technical Session on Energy Conservation, Consumption and its Efficiency was chairedby Mr. Takar Mara Chief Engineer Central Zone Dept. of Power, Govt. of ArunachalPradesh and presentations on various topics relating to the agenda were made by Mr. SK Sahi Project Officer Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA),Neeraj Dhingra Project Officer, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Mr. Atish Banerjee, Efficiency,Director NER , National Power Training Institute, Mr. N Srinivasan, Product Manager –Energy & Sustainability, SGS India, Mr. Palaniappan, Executive Director ArunachalPradesh Power Corp. Pvt Ltd. Apart from deliberations on various problems and various
prospects, the conclave attempted to consolidate opinion on involvement of privatesector in Hydro-Power generation, need for energy conservation and its efficiency, Powerrenewable energy, power trading, T&D loss reduction and technologies a andequipments for effective energy generation.The Program was attended by about 100 participants from Government Departments(Power, PWD, DHED, TP&M, DIPR, Agro Forestry etc) , BEE, Electrical Deptts ofNagaland, Meghalaya & Mizoram; Private sectors IEX, Bureau Veritas, APPCPL etc.and faculty & students from NERIST & Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic.PANELISTSThe Program structure is enclosed in Annexure IPARTICIPANTS • Government Agencies involved in the energy sector • PSUs involved in Power Generation • Private Power Generating Companies • Oil, Gas, Coal, companies • Infrastructure Development Companies • Power Trading Companies • Project Developers • NGOs • Financial Organizations A list of Participants with the contact details is enclosed in Annexure II III
Annexure I AnnENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR SUSTAINABLE POWER Focus Arunachal Pradesh 25 May 2012, Banquet Hall, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh PROGRAM1000 – 1030 Hrs Registration1030 – 1130 Hrs Inaugural Session 1030 – 1040 Hrs Welcome Address Mr. Marki Loya, Director Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency1040 – 1100 Hrs Address by Special Guest Mr. Digvijay Nath Chairman Arunachal Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory Commission1100 – 1115 Hrs Inaugural Address Shri T Norbu Thongdok Parliamentary Secretary Secretary–Public Works Department, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh ,1115 - 1120 Hrs Vote of Thanks Ms. Anuradha Goswami Assistant Director Indian Chamber of Commerce Director, Tea (11.20 hrs – 11.45hrs) 1145 – 1235 Hrs Technical Session I: Energy Conservation, Consumption and its EfficiencyChair: Er. Takar Mara, Chief Engineer (CEZ), Department of Power, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh1145 – 1150Hrs Address by Session Chairman 1150 – 1210 Hrs Need of Energy Conservation Mr. S K Shahi Project Officer Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency 1210 – 1225 Hrs Energy Conservation Act 2001 Mr. Neeraj Dhingra Project Engineer Bureau of Energy Efficiency1225 – 1235 Hrs Scope of Energy Conservation in Thermal Power Plants Mr. Atish Banerjee Director National Power Training Institute – NE Region1235– 1300 Hrs ISO 50001 : Energy Management System Mr. Srinivasan Narayana SGS India Pvt. Limited1300 Hrs Lunch & Close
You are here Home » »Seminar on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for Sustainable Power in ItanagarUpdated on : By Prime News Indian Chamber of Commerce in association with Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency and North-Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited Eastern (NEEPCO) organized a seminar on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for Sustainable Power at the Banquet Hal in Itanagar on Friday. Deliberating in the iday. seminar, experts stressed need on conservation of energy resources and use of renewable resources to meet the growing demands of utilization of non- non renewable products. The seminar was designed to discuss the issuesinvolved, show case technology regarding energy efficiency and innovations in the power sector andto suggest a way forward. Speaking on the occasion, APSERC chairman Digvijay expressed concernover the rapid consumption of Fossil Fuels and stressed need on conservation of energy resources anduse of renewable resources to meet the growing demands of utilization of non renewable products. non-renewableParliamentary Secretary, PWD, T.Norbu Thongdok was of the opinion that to preserve the energyresources through proper utilization, tthe power developers have to create awareness among thepeople about the use of renewable resources as non renewable resources declining at a rapid rate non-renewabledue to increasing demands of its use in global market.Apart from deliberations on various problems and prospects, the conclave attempted to consolidate andopinion on involvement of private sector in Hydro Power generation, need for energy conservation Hydro-Powerand its efficiency, renewable energy, power trading, T&D loss reduction and technologies andequipments for effective energy generation.
Echo of Arunachal First newspaper from the StateSeminar calls for energy conservation Staff REPORTERITANAGAR, May 25: Stating that since the deposits of fossil fuels – coal, gas and oil – weredepleting “alarmingly”, the bureaucrat bureaucrat-turned-politician T Norbu Thongdok said we must politicianconserve energy by making optimum use of energy for the future of t country. theThe Parliamentary Secretary for PWD, who was addressing the inaugural session of a day day-longseminar at Banquet Hall here today, called upon the people to instill a sense of responsibility intheir mind for efficient use of energy.The seminar on ‘energy efficiency for sustainable power with special focus on Arunachal nPradesh’ was organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in association withArunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) and North Eastern Electric PowerCorporation Limited (NEEPCO).“We the people ofIndia, particularly the North East, have inborn quality to conserve and preservethe resources likes energy. The need of the hour is to promote a culture of conservation,” hesaid while advocating introduction of a separate chapter on energy conservation. “We need a separatevery strong campaign from our schools to promote the energy efficient culture for energy energy-efficientconservation.”The former Power Secretary further called for harnessing solar, hydro and wind energy, whichare not only clean but also renewable and cheap. He also said that the State has got abundantrenewable energy resources and made a strong pitch for improving power generating capacities power-generatingthrough improved technologies so as to meet the future power requirements of the country.While divulging that around 15 per cent of energy is being lost in distribution and transmissionsystem, besides the unauthorized tapping of power, he called upon the resource persons tosuggest ways and means for effective conservation of power.Speaking on the occasion, the Arunachal Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory CommissionChairman Digvijay Nath, besides calling for energy conservation, highlighted the renewableenergy resources as well as hurdles in tapping them. He also emphasized on tapping the solar tappingenergy to meet the electricity needs of people of border areas in the state.
He, however, said that the best way of contributing to the nation is to tap the hydro potentials inArunachal Pradesh, which can meet the nation’s one one-third power requirements. Of the projected60,000 MW of power potentials in the State, only 4 5% has so far been exploited. 4-5%Highlighting the vast potentials for renewable energy in North Eastern states, Assistant DirectorICC-NER, Anuradha Goswami said that the hurdles coming in way of development of renewable NER, hurdlesenergy should be overcome by formulating effective policy, proper technology delivery besidescapacity building for realizing the potential of the renewable energy sector.APEDA Director Marki Loya also dwelt on various problems and prospects of renewable energysector. He also gave various tips on how to conserve energy.Many other distinguished guests including Takar Mara, Chief Engineer, Power, GoAP, NeerajDhingra, Assistant Energy Economist, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Atish Banerjee, Director,National Power Training Institute, N Srinivasan, Product Manager – Energy and Sustainability,SGS India, Palaniappan from Arunachal Pradesh Power Corp. Pvt Ltd were present as resourcepersons.The Seminar was sponsored by APEDA and NEEPCO. red
Arunachal govt’s campaign for big dams onT Norbu Thongdok, parliamentary secretary in charge of Arunachal PWD, addresses the seminar in-chargeon ‘energy efficiency and renewable energy for sustainable power at Itanagar on Friday. Photo:Post photoPost Bureau, Guwahati (May 25): The Arunachal government, worried over the fate of bigdams in the wake of large-scale protests in Assam and of late in Arunachal too, has continued its scalecampaign in favour of the dams trying to bring awareness on the “urgency” to have the power heprojects and the “baselessness” of the anti anti-dam protests.Addressing a seminar here on Friday, T Norbu Thongdok, parliamentary secretary in in-charge ofArunachal PWD downplayed all ill effects of dams in Arunachal Pradesh, saying, “The dams are effectsconstructed using best of scientific technologies to maximise power production and minimise thehypothetical negative impact,” he said.“Power is the most important contributing factor of a developed state so to be efficient we shouldexplore all possible avenues to produce power,” he said.Underscoring the need to conserve power and bio diversity as well, Thongduk pointed out that bio-diversityArunachal Pradesh with 47per cent forest cover will put all efforts in saving its natural bio- biodiversity and at the same time will march forward with other states in terms of development bybecoming energy efficient. He said the reserves of coal, oil and natural gas are limited and theydo not regenerate. Hence such energies could be used only as long as they last and their couldemissions cannot be absorbed by nature.Consequently, none of these energy sources can satisfy both sustainability criteria. Therefore, thesustainability criteria are best satisfied by solar, wind, wave and most hydro-power options, he poweradded. The state will produce adequate energy in all ways and means that is safe and good forthe state and its population, he said. To protect the bio diversity, the government will soon bio-diversity,eliminate the jhum cultivation and introduce tea and rubber cultivation maintain the economic introducebalance, he added.
The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in association with Arunachal Pradesh EnergyDevelopment Agency (APEDA) and North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited(Neepco) organised the seminar on “Energy efficiency and renewable energy for sustainablepower”. In the technical session Anuradha Goswami, assistant director, ICC NER, said although ICC-NER,there is a lot of potential in the renewable energy sector in Northeastern region, there ar some areconstraints in the development of this sector. Marki Loya, director, APEDA and Digvijay Nath,chairman, Arunachal Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory Commission also spoke on theoccasion.
Friday, May 25th, 2012 | Posted by TNT BureauENERGY CONSEVATION SHOULD BE MADE CULTURE IN THE NATION: TNorbu Thongdok, Parliamentary Secretary Public Works Department,Government of Arunachal Pradesh (GoAP). ITANAGAR:Indian Chamber of Commerce Indian(ICC) in association with Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency and Noth EasternElectric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) organized seminar on ENERGYEFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE Power on 25 May, SUSTAINABLE2012 at CM’s Banquet Hall, Itanagar, Arunchal Pradesh which was formally inaugurated by Mr.T Norbu Thongdok, Parliamentary Secretary Public Works Department, Government ofArunachal Pradesh (GoAP). In his inaugural address Thongduk stressed on immediate need of conservation of energy to beefficient by cultivating habits of energy conservation and make it a culture in the long run. In hisaddress he said that the power is the most important contributing factor of a developed state s to sobe efficient we should explore all possible avenues to produce power. Down playing all illeffects of dams in Arunachal Pradesh he justified that dams for producing hydro and hydelpower are constructed using best of scientific technologies to maximize power production and maximizeminimize its hypothetical negative impacts that is being spread throughout the state andneighboring Assam. Adressing as the Chief Guest Thongduk categorically pointed out that Arunachal Pradesh with47% forest will put all efforts in saving its natural bio diversity at the same time will march bio-diversityforward with other states in terms of development by becoming energy efficient by producingadequate energy in all ways and means that is safe and good for the state and its population. Toprotect the natural bio-diversity Govt. of AP soon will eliminate jhoom cultivation and introduce diversitytea and rubber cultivation and become economically sustainable.
Mr. Marki Loya, Director , Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency welcomed theguests and speakers in his welcome address while Anuradha Goswami Asst. Director ICC ICC-NERfelicitated the guests and speakers with traditional Axomiya Phoolam gamocha and deliberatedthe session. Mr. Digvijay Nath, Chairman, Arunachal Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory Chairman, RegulatCommission made a special address where he emphasized on need of mass awareness on waysand means of Energy Conservation. Technical Session: Energy Conservation, Consumption and its Efficiency being chaired by Mr.Takar Mara Chief Engineer Central Zone Dept. of Power, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and Zonepresentations on various topics relating to the agenda were made by Neeraj Dhingra ProjectOfficer, Bureau of Energy Efficiency Mr. Atish Banerjee, Director, National Power Training , Efficiency,Institute, Mr. N Srinivasan, Product Manager – Energy & Sustainability, SGS India, Mr. IndiaPalaniappan, Executive Director Arunachal Pradesh Power Corp. Pvt Ltd.Thanking APEDA for association and NEEPCO for supporting in organizing the EnergyEfficiency Summit in Arunachal Pradesh Ms. Aunradha Goswami Asst. Director ICC hal ICC-NERstated that Although there is a lot of potential in the renewable energy in North Eastern region,there are some constraints in the development of this sector. These constraints in the form ofpolicy, planning, technology delivery and facilitation, flow of information and capacity buildingneed to be addressed for realising the potential of the renewable energy sector. ICC has made ahumble approach to address all the issues in Arunachal Pradesh.The Seminar designed discuss the issues involved, show case technology regarding energy eminarefficiency and innovations in the power sector and to suggest a way forward was by andlarge successful . Apart from deliberations on various problems and prospects the conc conclaveattempted to consolidate opinion on involvement of private sector in hydro power generation, hydro-powerneed for energy conservation and its efficiency, renewable energy, power trading, T&D lossreduction and technologies & equipments for effective energy generation. The Seminar was generation.being organized in association with Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency(APEDA) and supported by North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited(NEEPCO) .
Seminar on Energy efficiency for sustainable powerThongdok calls for efficient use of energyNAHARLAGUN, May 25: Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), North East Initiative inassociation with Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) and North EasternElectric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) has organized a one-day seminar on Energy dayEfficiency and renewable Energy for Sustainable Power” at Banquet Hall here today.Addressing the inaugural session of the seminar, Parliamentary Secretary PWD T. NorbuThongdok called upon the people to instill a sense of responsibility in their mind for efficient use senseof energy.“We the people of India, particularly the North East, have inborn quality to conserve andpreserve the resources likes energy. The need of the hours is to promote a culture ofconservation,’ he said. Thongdok, particularly requested the authorities to popularize the schooleducation programme on energy efficiency.The Parliamentary secretary further revealed that around 15 per cent of energy has been lostwhile distributing power in various states. He called upon the resource persons to suggest ways states.and means for effective conservation of power.Emphasizing the need of enhancing renewable energy, the Parliamentary secretary said windpower could be transform into effective energy in the stat state.India now ranks as a "wind superpower" with an installed wind power capacity of 1167 MW andabout 5 billion units of electricity have been fed to the national grid so far.He also explained about the renewable energy sources, such as solar energy, wind power, etcand technologies designed to improve energy efficiency.Arunachal Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory Commission chairman Digvijay Nath gavedetails on the energy efficiency and conservation and renewable energy.Highlighting the resources for renewable energy and hurdles in tapping them, Nath also stressedproviding solar power in border areas of the state.Highlighting the vast potentials for renewable energy in North Eastern states, Assistant DirectorICC-NER, Anuradha Goswami said hurdle in enhancing renewable energy should be NER, hurdlesovercome by formulating effective policy, proper technology delivery and besides capacitybuilding for realizing the potential of the renewable energy sector.APEDA Director Marki Loya also dwelt on various problems and prospects of renewableenergy. He also gave various tips on how to conserve energy.
Many other distinguished guests including Takar Mara, Chief Engineer, Power, GoAP, NeerajDhingra, Assistant Energy Economist, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Atish Banerjee, Director, , AtishNational Power Training Institute, N Srinivasan, Product Manager – Energy and Sustainability,SGS India, Palaniappan from Arunachal Pradesh Power Corp. Pvt Ltd were present as resourcepersons.The Seminar was sponsored by APEDA a NEEPCO. andGovt officials from various line departments also attended the workshop
GuwahatiThe Times of IndiaThongdok bats for sustainable energyThe writer has posted comments on this article articleTNN | May 27, 2012, 03.46AM ISTITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh parliamentary secretary for PWD T Norbu Thongdok has WDcalled for achieving a sustainable energy future with a common political goal and with allregions of the country implementing the necessary transitions. "Energy efficiency and renewable "Energy-efficiencyenergy are the twin pillars of sustainable energy. Sustainable energy is the provision of energy energy.that meets the needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs,"he said during a seminar here on Friday.Technologies that promote sustainable energy include renewable energy sources, such as energyhydroelectricity, solar energy, wind energy, wave power, tidal power and also technologies ,designed to improve energy efficiency, he added. He said that the reserves of coal, oil and reservesnatural gas are limited and they do not regenerate. Hence, such energies could be used only aslong as they last and their emissions cannot be absorbed by nature. Consequently, none of theseenergy sources can satisfy both sustainability criteria. Therefore, the sustainability criteria arebest satisfied by solar, wind, wave and most hydropower options, he added.Arunachal Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory Commission ( APSERC) chairman, Digvijay )Nath deliberating in the seminar said that other options help to meet the sustainability goals wereenergy savings and increase energy efficiency. Organized by t Indian Chamber of Commerce the(ICC) in association with Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) and NorthEastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO), the seminar was aimed at creating theawareness on energy efficiency for sustainable power apart from collecting consolidated opinionon involvement of private sector in hydropower generation.