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| Last Updated:: 07/02/2016

New And Renewable Sources Of Energy

Source: Department of Planning, Uttar Pradesh, (as per Annual Plan 2014-15) 

Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) was created in 1983 to implement and execute the programmes of new and renewable sources of energy in the State. Efforts are being made to make these energy options easily accessible to common people in rural and urban areas in all the districts of the State.

The major objectives are: -

  • To mobilize financial resources through public and private participation in deployment of renewable energy systems/devices and for augmentation of electricity generation through various renewable energy sources.
  • To meet the energy needs, particularly in the rural areas through implementation of appropriate schemes/programmes.
  • Under the total plan outlay of Rs. 14000.00 lakh, the following programmes are proposed during 2014-15 with budgetary support from the State Govt.

Solar PV Street Lighting Systems:

In order to provide street lights to the people facing power shortage in the rural areas, it is proposed to install 32700 solar photovoltaic street lights in such villages. Alongwith the central financial assistance available from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India (MNRE), State Financial Assistance is also proposed to be provided on solar street lights to be installed in the rural areas during FY 2014-15. The scheme is proposed to be implemented as per the Govt. of India guidelines. Alongwith the expected central financial assistance of Rs. 1944.02 lakh, an amount of Rs. 4289.82 lakh is required as State share for this scheme.

Remote Village Electrification:Unelectrified villages/hamlets, which are remotely located and are difficult to be electrified by the power grid, are being electrified under the remote village electrification programme. The target proposed for the year 2014-15 is 185 villages/hamlets. For this programme, the proposed state plan outlay for 2014-15 is Rs. 28.02 lakh and the central assistance expected under this programme is Rs. 260.00 lakh in the year.

Rural Electrification - Solar power projects/Minigrid solar power plant:- Besides the unelectrified villages, a large number of hamlets still remain not connected with the power grid in the State. Therefore, solar power projects or mini grid solar power plants are proposed for the villages/hamlets, which are deprived of the electricity. These projects/plants are installed in the village/hamlet for providing home light connection LED lamps alongwith the provision of mobile charging. The physical target proposed for the year 2014-15 are 190 villages/hamlets. The state plan outlay proposed for 2014-15 is Rs. 109.8 lakh and the central assistance expected under this programme is Rs. 256.2 lakh in the year.

Incentives to private developers for RE & solar power projects:- It is proposed to provide appropriate incentives to encourage private sector to set up power projects based on solar energy and other renewable energy sources in the State. The state plan outlay proposed in the annual plan 2014-15 is Rs. 9000 lakh.

Renovation & modernization of training centres and Setting up of Training Centre at District Kannauj:- For imparting trainings for development of technical and managerial skills in the State for installation, operation and maintenance of renewable energy systems, UPNEDA has setup training centres at Chinhat (Lucknow) and Ghosi (Mau), which conduct training & capacity building activities for entrepreneurs, technicians, Govt. officials, NGO's etc. For the renovation and modernization of these training centres the plan outlay for the proposed annual plan outlay for 2014-15 is Rs. 40 lakh.Besides, renovation and modernization of the above training centres, a New & Renewable Energy Training Centre is proposed to be set up at District Kannauj to cater to the training and awareness generation needs of the western part of the State. For this purpose, the state plan outlay proposed in the annual plan 2014-15 is Rs. 385.95 lacs.