A two-day conference of Power, Renewable Energy and Mines Ministers of 29 States and Union Territories will be held here from October 7, Gujarat Energy minister Chimanbhai Saparia said.The conference is being jointly organised by the Union Power Ministry, Gujarat government, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd and the Federation of Gujarat Industries.
“Union Minister of State for Power, Piyush Goyal, will inaugurate the conference. The aim is to review the implementation of various ongoing schemes/programmes and host of issues pertaining to power, coal and renewable energy sectors,” Saparia told PTI.Ministers and secretaries of the states and union territories and senior officials will discuss on issues like implementation of Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), 24×7 Power for All, Rural Electrification Programme, transmission corridors and availability including Intra-State Transmission Capacity, he said.
“Discussion will also be held on formulation of broad aspects of progressive Hydropower Policy. In coal sector, deliberations will be held on coal swapping. Besides, adoption of Energy Conservation Building Codes by states and energy efficient agricultural pumps will be discussed,” the minister added.In the area of renewable energy, a state-wise review will be taken on solar power, wind power and small hydro power as well as the compliance of Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPOs) and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).