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PFC, Goa govt sign pact for green energy initiatives – EQ

PFC, Goa govt sign pact for green energy initiatives – EQ


In Short : The Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and the Goa government have signed an agreement to collaborate on green energy initiatives. This partnership indicates joint efforts to promote and implement sustainable energy projects in Goa, aligning with the state’s commitment to renewable energy and environmental conservation.

In Detail : New Delhi : State-owned PFC on Tuesday said it has signed an agreement with the Goa government to support various green energy initiatives in the state to tackle climate change.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in the presence of Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Power Finance Corporation (PFC) said in a statement.

“Under the MoU, PFC, through innovative blended finance mechanisms in cooperation with this facility, will fund key climate projects such as renewable energy, green hydrogen, electric vehicles, waste-to-wealth technology and nature-based solutions leading to energy transition,” it said.

The Goa government will facilitate the implementation of the facility by identifying and developing a pipeline of climate projects, promoting policy decisions and facilitating collaboration among stakeholders, it said.

Financial institutions World Bank, SIDBI and NABARD are also part of the programme.

“India is committed to achieving Panchamrit and net-zero emissions by 2070. PFC is going to play a pivotal role in aligning with the government’s commitment to net-zero (emissions) through this milestone initiative in the area of blended financing for achieving energy transition,” PFC Chairman and Managing Director Parminder Chopra said.

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network