MADHYA Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam has been awarded first prize in the country for promoting new and renewable energy in the State. Managing Director of Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Manu Shrivastava (IAS) received the award at the hands of Rajeev Kapoor, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, in a graceful award ceremony in New Delhi.
The award ceremony was organised during two-day national review meeting with the State Government officials of renewable energy sector organised by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
Addressing the concluding ceremony of the review meeting, Secretary MNRE Rajeev Kapoor emphasised on the need to comply with Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPOs) and facilitate renewable energy installations through conducive policies and timely payments for RE power purchased. He also urged the states to see the RE power in the backdrop of India’s commitment of raising 40 per cent of electric installed capacity from non-fossil fuel by 2030 under INDC.
It was observed that in general compliance of RPOs needs to be ensured. The Secretary urged the states to formulate and modify their policies and prepare a conducive policy regime for RE.
Rajeev Kapoor applauded efforts being made by Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam (MPUVN) and gave away awards in Off-grid Solar PV Programme in 12 categories namely Solar Lantern, Solar Home Lighting Systems, Solar Power Packs, Solar Street Light, Solar Power Plant, Solar Pumps (Irrigation), Solar Mini/Micro Grid, Solar Pumps (Drinking), Bank Scheme-Solar Home Systems, Bank Scheme-Solar Pumps, Cold Storage and R O Systems. Secretary, MNRE also presented annual day awards of Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States (AREAS) to various State Nodal Agencies for best performance in different sectors of renewable energy during 2015-16.