New Delhi, Apr 17 (UNI) Efforts are on to set up mega-power plants in the South Asian region through tapping non-conventional energy resources like solar, photovoltaics, thermal, biogas, hydro, wind power and tidal.
Over 500 business leaders and CEOs, representing the non-conventional energy sources from South Asia will converge here tomorrow kicking-off a two day conference and explore possibilities for transfer of technologies in abid to set up mega power plants to tap these non-conventional sources.
The Conference to be inaugurated by President A P J Abdul Kalam will have the theme as Renewable energy not only in the south Asian region but in the SAARC zone as well.
The participants will highlight the need for tapping the sources of non-conventional energy during the two days conference in diverse areas.
Among the top poilicy makers that will represent the government will include Secretary, MNES, Pwer, Ministry of ENvironment and Forests, Senior officials from Planning Commission, Petroleum and NAtural Gas, Chairman CEA and top industry leaders.
The Summit Knowledge Partner will be US-AiD and state government of West Bengal and Uttaranchal. The two states have tremendous potential for harnessing sources of non-conventional energy as West Bengal has already taken a lead and Uttranchal has been doing its best to generate power through tapping on non-conventional energy sources.
Among the states that would participate are Uttar Pradesh, Himachal, Punjab, jammu and Kashmir. Among the SAARC countries are Bangladesh,Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Maldives.
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