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Odisha targets to produce annually about 27,000 MW of green energy by 2030 

United News of India , Nov 27, 2019

Minister of State for Energy,. Dibya Sankar Mishra on Wednesday stressed on the need for a change in mindset to move from thermal energy to green energy, which is essential for sustainable power scenario in the future.

Speaking at the Odisha Energy Summit organized by FICCI Odisha Council here , the minister said, Odisha is a power surplus state, but all efforts are being made to make the state energy sufficient as well as energy efficient.

Government targets to ensure power supply to each household in the remotest part of the state and make sure that even poorest of the poor get electricity connection.

Energy Secretary Bishnupada Sethi, said against the annual power requirement of about 3000 MW, there is availability of over 4,000 MW of power, which has made the state power surplus.

However, focus is on producing sufficient green energy and the state government has target to produce annually about 27,000 MW of green energy by 2030.

He said several reform measures for the power distribution companies are in the pipeline to make the state energy efficient.

Odisha Council Chairman Subhrakanta Panda Odisha was a pioneer in electricity sector reforms and even today continues to lead the way.

There are challenges but opportunities abound . A balance between hydel, thermal and renewable energy is ideal and, being power surplus, the state is in a position to provide a boost to industrialization and generate employment.