Govt ensuring all it’s building generate electricity through solar energy: Cabral

Goemkarponn Desk

PANAJI: Power Minister Nilesh Cabral said the state government is working towards solar energy by ensuring all the government buildings generate electricity through solar power.

” We are working towards solar energy by ensuring all the government buildings generate electricity through solar power. The solar and battery solar projects will be launched with the help of hybrid technology,” said Cabral

With Goa among few states to get 24X7 electricity supply, Power Minister Nilesh Cabral also applauded Goa government’s efforts to introduce various initiatives resulting in 42 percent rise in power generation in the State.

“Various power generation initiatives by the BJP government during the last 10 years have resulted in a 42 per cent increase in power generation in the State. Moreover, a good project is being set up in the coastal areas for which the Centre under Hon Prime Minister Narendra Modi is extending full-fledged support,” he said.

He further informed that the government’s decision on one time settlement scheme has benefited thousands of power consumers. Cabral said the plan was being implemented once again.

Cabral added that although COVID-19 pandemic has made a global impact, the Goa government still achieved many targets while also reforms in the power sector will have a positive impact in the years to come.

“Goa was the first State to buy electricity at a higher rate and give it to farmers at a lower rate. In the past, the power supply was losing 12.5 per cent. However, the loss has now come down to 10 per cent. Soon, it will be 7 percent. Also, 22 MW of electricity has been generated in Goa through Roof Solar Energy and another 10 MW will be generated through Solar in the near future,” he said.

Goa also benefited from the One Nation One Grid scheme that allows Goa to purchase electricity from any grid. Cabral said that the demand for electricity in Goa has increased by 40 to 50 per cent for which the government has made watertight arrangements as the department has installed 32 power transformers.

Cabral reiterated that the Goa government has achieved enormous success in the power sector which has not only benefitted consumers, industries but also farmers. Immense Support from the Centre has boost government’s initiatives in the small State.

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