JAKEDA, GERMI to conduct National Certificate Programme jointly

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By Fast Kashmir on 07/10/2017.

JAKEDA, GERMI to conduct National Certificate Programme jointly


Programme to start on Oct 07, end on Oct 14

Srinagar, Oct 07: The Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) in collaboration with the Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) is conducting a National Certificate Programme for Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Installer at Tawanai Ghar, Bemina, Srinagar from 7th to 14th October, 2017.
The main objective of this training is to develop skilled manpower for installationand commissioning of Solar Power Plants in the State.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), GoI has allocated a target of 450MW to J&K to be achieved by the end of year 2022. A Rooftop solar policy has already been framed for the State in the year 2016.
JAKEDA has recently empanelled the vendors for inatallation of the Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Power Plants in the State.
During the inaugural function Dr. P. R Dhar, CEO, JAKEDA informed that as per the Rooftop policy all consumers of power Development Department can install Rooftop solar power plants upto 50% capacity of the sanctioned connected load to meet their captive demand and any solar energy which is surplus can be fed back into the Grid on net-meetering basis. By this method the consumers can reduce electricity bill to a considerable extend. All domestic consumers and institutions registered under societies act in J&K are entitled for a 70% subsidy from MNRE and all the government institutions can avail a target linked insentive upto a maximum of 60% of the cost of the SPP. By promoting the Rooftop Solar Plants in the State we can reduce the peak deficit power which was 540 MW. During the financial year 2016-17 and would also help to reduce millions of tons of CO2 omission over the period of 25 years. Further this will improve Grid stability and voltage at tail end of Grid.
The officers of the JAKEDA were also present in the inaugural function. (KNS)