Meghalaya to tap non-conventional resources

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Shillong, May 24 (UNI) The Meghalaya government has decided to focus on non-conventional energy to meet the much needed power requirement in the state.

''Within the next three years, two per cent of the total energy requirement which is roughly about 12 MW will be from solar, wind, biomass and mini-hydel projects of less than 10 MW capacity,'' Power Minister Conrad K Sangma said while addressing a gathering here yesterday.

In fact, the state requires 600 MW of power annually but not even 0.5 per cent of that energy is coming from non-conventional energy sources.

''Seven per cent of energy in the state is lost in transmission.

We can prevent this loss by tapping our non-conventional energy resources,'' the minister said.

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