The parliamentary consultative committee of the ministries of power and new and renewable energy reviewed the implementation of wind energy programme as well as working of state-run Power Grid Corporation.
The meeting of the consultative committee — under the chairmanship of power, coal, new and renewable energy minister Piyush Goyal — started with a presentation on Power Grid Corporation, the power ministry said in a statement.
“The presentation gave an overview of areas of operation of PGCIL, initiatives being undertaken like development of national grid, green energy corridors for renewables, SAARC Grid, use of new technology in transmission, performance of financial parameters, the challenges ahead and the way forward,” the statement said.
The presentation on implementation of wind energy programme by new and renewable energy ministry was also made during the meeting.
“Members were apprised of growth of wind power in India and its share in overall renewable energy, installed capacity, policy changes, states with high wind potential, domestic manufacturing, incentives for wind energy, first wind auction conducted successfully recently and challenges and future roadmap,” it said.