Bihar Needs to Tap Solar Energy for Energy Security

Bihar Government should  take on the responsibility of promoting solar energy to fully tap the benefits of renewable energy. Tapping solar energy, as a part of a bouquet of renewable energy options, will be key to energy security for the State as a lot of difficulties are being faced in adding coal-based generation capacities. While the Centre has an active programme to promote solar energy through the National Solar Mission, State Governments too should take a more active role in this sector, he said.

Centre has fixed a target of at least 15 per cent of the installed power generation capacity to be from renewable energy by 2020. This means that about 90,000 MW of renewable energy capacity should be available in the next 10 years — with 9,000 MW being added annually. But as of now, the largest additions are in the form of wind energy with about 2,300 MW this year. Solar energy generation should be brought into the mainstream to meet the targeted addition of about 20,000 MW from solar power alone. State Governments could look at creating a clean energy fund along the lines of Maharashtra, which generates about Rs 200 Crs. a year that can be dedicated to the  promotion of renewable energy. Karnataka has also announced a similar initiative.

The  Bihar Renewable Energy development Agency needs to be strengthened to take up solar projects on bif scale in the State. The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency have commissioned a study by WISE to formulate a policy road map for the State

 

  • Ritesh

    Can u tell me where can I see a draft copy of Power purchse agreement for solar projects for bihar goverment and also the rate at which BSEB would buyback at?

    • Biharprabha Admin

      Obligatory purchase by the utility under RPO is fixed by BERC every year . Rate for Solar and other RE power has been separately determined by the Commission. PPA draft copy is with us but we do not have a soft copy at the moment. U may visit commission site and also BSEB site for the same. Alternatively u please do write to us in detail about your purpose and project for which u are interested.

      With regards
      BiharPrabha

    • Biharprabha Admin

      Ritesh

      You may get a copy of PPA for solar projects from BSEB headquater, Patna.

      BiharPrabha

    • Biharprabha Admin

      Ritesh

      You may get a copy of PPA for solar projects from BSEB headquater, Patna.

      BiharPrabha