Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency signed an MoU with National Environmental Engineering Research Institute
Bhubaneswar: OREDA (Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency) has signed an MoU with National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur to give support as Transaction Advisor for up-gradation and operation of Biju Patnaik Energy Park, Bhubaneswar.
The park was set up under Special Area Demonstration Programme (SADP) of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) and is directly managed by OREDA. The park has been divided into distinct activity zones namely Urja, Oriana, Aditya, Mitra, Bhaskar and Ishban which respectively represent the waste to energy resource centre, Children’s corner, indoor exhibit gallery, conference room, interactive media centre and Office.
Besides, there are several outdoor exhibits which are either live demos or working models of different renewable energy devices which depict their working principles, applicability and a host of other information. Each of the activity zones and the exhibits have a great deal to offer to the inquisitive visitors, it is stated in a review meeting of the Agency held today in the presence of Sri Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister, Science & Technology, Public Enterprises, SSEPD.
Minister Sri Panda said that promotion of research development and popularisation of all non-conventional and renewable sources of energy in the state is the mission of the Agency and he hoped that it will successfully complete all the pipeline projects such as electrification of 14000 households under ‘Soubhagya’, 1820 no. of Solar Drinking Water System, 175 irrigation pumps, installation of Solar Power Plant at 29 nos of KGBVs(Kasturaba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya) and 40 OAVs (Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya), 160 kw Rooftop Solar PV Power Plant at ST&SC Urban Hostels, 350 kw Rooftop Solar PV Power Plant at different ST &SC School Hostels, Project Management Consultancy for 2.5 MW Solar Power Plant for ARC, Charbatia, 11000 no of Solar Street Lighting System and distribution of 3257 no improved cook stove in Anganwadi Centre in Keonjhar under DMF.
Besides NEERI, Nagpur OREDA has signed important MoUs with IIT, Bhubaneswar and Odisha Livelihood Mission and it has got cross sectoral engagement with the departments of ST&SC Development, Agriculture & FE, Water Resources, Forest & Environment, Home, Panchayatiraj & Drinking Water, Housing & Urban Development, Revenue & Disaster management, WCD and Mission Shakti and Health & Family Welfare. The financial progress of OREDA has touched 244.61 crore in 2018-19 from 34.62 crore in 2013-14.
Bhaskar Sarma, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Roopa Mishra, Chief Executive of the Agency, Bishnupriya Sahoo, Director (Adm.) along with other officers attended the review meeting.