Amaravati: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched high energy density storage device developed by Bharat Energy Storage Technology at Praja Vedika here on Sunday.
He said that as part of second phase of power sector reforms priority was accorded for alternative energy sources and storage facilities. Stating that solar and wind energy were sustainable options, he asked the students to
concentrate on research programmes and innovation.
Citing the power reforms introduced by him during 1997-98, he said now AP had turned into a power surplus State.
The Chief Minister said there was a huge potential in solar energy and no other country could beat India in solar energy. He said a 1,000 mw solar energy plant was set up in Kurnool district. In addition solar pump sets were distributed to farmers in Vizianagaram district, while stressing the need for cost effective power production.
Later the Chief Minister launched renewable purchasing obligation compliance monitoring and reporting web tool of AP.
IIT Roorkee entered into an MoA with Bharat Energy Storage Technology (BEST) on renewable and sustainable energy technologies for research and industrial collaboration. The Griffiti university, Australia also entered in an MoU with BEST in energy storage sector.