'India has emerged as biggest renewable energy lab in world'
New Delhi, May 9: US ambassador to India, Richard Verma, today said India has emerged as the biggest renewable energy lab in the world and is at the threshold of dynamic growth in the deployment of smart grid technology.
Verma, accompanied by other dignitaries, visited Tata Power Delhi Distribution's Smart Grid Lab in Rohini and Tata PowerDDL's grid connected 225 KW Solar Power Plant in the vicinity.
"Today, India has emerged as the biggest renewable energy lab in the world and is at the threshold of dynamic growth in the deployment of smart grid technology and integration of renewable energy projects.
"It's great to see how the US government, companies and Tata Power-DDL are collaborating toward the usage of smart technology for the common good," Verma said.
Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD of Tata Power-DDL, said: "I strongly believe that the Indo-US collaboration in the power sector especially related to new technology implementations can help India meet its rising energy demand."
Verma was accompanied by Kal Penn, Commissioner on the US President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and Hollywood Actor; Idris Diaz, Deputy Mission Director (A), USAID, and other senior officials from the US Embassy and the USAID.