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#REINVEST2018 Programme: Session Details


Thursday 4 October, 2018 1430 - 1600 IST HALL 4A Session Coordinators

Showcase of Policy Initiatives by Karnataka

Mr J K Jethani
Scientist E, MNRE
E: jethani.jk@nic.in
T: 011 24365666
Ms Paramita Chatterjee
E: paramita.chatterjee@cii.in
T: +91 9910257311

The Government of Karnataka has always emphasized development of renewable energy and has been in forefront in harnessing wind energy. Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Corporation Ltd (KREDL) is the nodal agency of Government which is championing the green agenda of Government, in the energy sector. The power generation in Karnataka is also supported by non-conventional energy sources like wind, solar, mini hydel, bio-mass as well as small IPPs.

The first Mega Watt scale solar generating plant was commissioned in Karnataka in 2009 at Yelasandra of Kolar district. Karnataka, with its rich solar resources, is blessed with about 240 to 300 sunny days with good solar radiation of 5.4 to 6.2 kWh/m2/day. Karnataka was the first southern state to notify its solar policy in 2011 and was the first state to commission utility scale solar project in India, for a capacity of 3 MW, operating since 2009.

In view of the aforesaid, the session will highlight the key policy initiatives of the state, the opportunities and challenges ahead and what it could take for Karnataka to evolve into a Solar Generation hub in India in the years ahead.

Ashish Khanna

Ashish Khanna

Chief Executive Officer
Tata Power

P Ravikumar

P Ravikumar

Additional Chief Secretary, Energy
Government of Karnataka

Srinivasappa .

Srinivasappa .

General Manager, Technical
Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd