6th Elets National Energy Summit

Haryana has made multifaceted developments in the field of renewable energy and is emerging as a leader in India’s quest for clean energy transition. Sh. Ranjit Singh, Hon’ble Energy Minister of Haryana, shared this at the recently concluded 6th Elets National Energy Summit in Chandigarh. He added that we need to use our resources judiciously for future generations. He went on to emphasise that Energy efficiency holds the key to making India a developed nation.

The 6th Elets National Energy Summit held on February 29th in Chandigarh highlighted Haryana’s incredible journey towards sustainable energy solutions. Hosted by the Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) in collaboration with Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited and organised by Elets Technomedia, the summit convened top government officials, industry leaders, and experts to discuss the evolving energy landscape and the challenges and opportunities therein.

The summit featured keynote addresses by some top government officials and key policymakers and engaging panel discussions on critical topics such as the Role of Solar, Compressed BioGas (CBG), and Biomass Power in Clean Energy Transition, Energy Efficiency & Security; Clean Technologies for Environment Sustainability, and the Hydrogen Economy, AT&C losses among others.

Welcoming the Chief Guest and other participants, the Program Chair, Sh. S. Narayanan, Director General of the New & Renewable Energy Department Haryana & HAREDA, highlighted Haryana’s remarkable progress in renewable energy despite its agrarian roots. With over 80,000 solar pumps installed, Haryana leads the nation. He underscored Haryana’s status as one of the highest per capita energy consumers, indicating the state’s economic development. Given its agricultural nature, he added that Haryana holds immense potential for solar energy in farming, alongside opportunities in biomass-based renewable energy projects like power, biogas, and ethanol.

Addressing the summit, Sh. A.K. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary of the Energy Department, Haryana, said that the Haryana Energy Department is committed to public-oriented schemes in renewable energy and energy conservation. Mandatory energy conservation building codes for commercial buildings and capacity-building programs aim to ensure compliance. Haryana’s Electric Vehicle Policy of 2022 offers various financial incentives and boasts over 375 operational public EV charging stations. The state anticipates a rise in hydrogen demand, expecting it to reach 300 KTPA by 2030.

In addition, Caroline Rowett, British Deputy High Commissioner, Chandigarh, emphasized the pivotal role of Green Energy in the global fight against climate change, underlining the urgency for sustainable solutions.

The summit also witnessed the presentation of the Elets National Energy Summit Awards, recognizing key stakeholders for their contributions to a cleaner and greener energy future. Additionally, a special edition of eGov was launched, dedicated to showcasing the renewable landscape of Haryana.

The event received generous support from industry leaders, including Jindal Steel & Power, SMS Group, Stelmac, Indian Bank, IDBI Bank, Shakti Pumps, and KEI Cables.

The 6th Elets National Energy Summit served as a platform for thought-provoking discussions, strategic partnerships, and concrete actions toward building a sustainable energy ecosystem in India.


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