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February 14, 2019

Bangla Govt signs pact with TERI for ensuring energy security

Bangla Govt signs pact with TERI for ensuring energy security

The State Power and Non-Conventional Energy Sources Department has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to ensure energy security of the State through reforming the power sector.

The agreement was signed at the Bengal Global Business Summit 2019. The stress of the agreement is on developing non-conventional energy like solar energy and related aspects like grids, batteries for storage, etc.

Zones of collaboration would include renewable energy planning, technical studies including grid integration studies, energy storage, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, distribution-side reforms and demand-side management (DSM), energy efficiency, integrated energy demand and supply projections, and working on innovative solutions (smart grids, agro-voltaics, floating solar PV, etc.).

The partnership will provide technical support and assistance to Bangla by engaging with the West Bengal State Electricity Board (WBSEB) and other bodies under the Power Department via grid integration studies.

The results of studies and planned activities will aid in the facilitation of smooth uptake of cleaner and greener power in the State’s electricity grid and rising integration of renewable energy and electric vehicles.

Source: Millennium Post

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