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Sector Expert Consultation on Energy

On 4th Nov 2017, the sector expert consultation on Energy for was held at Hotel Green Park, Visakhapatnam. The total number of experts who participated in the consultation was 19.


The consultation had a mix of experts from Government agencies like Indian Institute of Petroleum and  Energy (IIPE), Visakhapatnam, New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited (NREDCAP), Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APTRANSCO), professors from  Andhra University, NGO’s working in Energy Sector like  NATURE, Dhimsa Foundation etc. and some independent activists working in Energy Sector in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Key participants included: Prof. VSRK Prasad, Director, Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), Visakhapatnam, Sri. P.V.Rama Raju, District Manager, New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited (NREDCAP), Sri. Rao from APTRANSCO etc. 

All experts contributed to a meaningful discussion on the solutions to address challenges in energy. A total of 30 interventions were listed. The list of interventions is presented below.

  1. Improve awareness of rural people to use renewable energy and provide subsidies to improve uptake. 
  2. Focus on manufacture and development of technology for solar energy.
  3. Upgrade and improve transmission network
  4. Green building architecture and planning to reduce consumption of resources and also enhance generation of renewable energy.
  5. Integrated Grid management of a mix of energy sources.
  6. Spend more on R&D on conversion of various processes to generate energy.
  7. Overhaul all old lighting technology using LEDS, especially in government institutions and sectors.
  8. Distributed solar and wind for remote villages
  9. Boosting the power generation levels of constructed urban areas
  10. Encourage subsidies for green buildings and those with good albedo levels to ensure more commitment to green architecture.
  11. Encourage rooftop gardens and balcony gardens which promote cooling and conserve energy.
  12. State Energy Conservation Mission
  13. Integrate state targets with the national emission targets.
  14. With a vast coastline, oceanic energy needs to be promoted and generated and harnessed.
  15. Harness tidal energy through the vast coastline.
  16. Explore the possibility of Wind farms in the oceans.
  17. Control transmission losses through installation of large capacity capacitors
  18. Harness wind energy on the Eastern Ghats using sea to land and vice versa air currents
  19. Subsidies should be given for energy conservation.
  20. Include Compressed biogas fuels in the pool of fuel sources.
  21.  Introduce gross metering tariffs.
  22. Promotion of generation and harnessing of wind energy instead of focusing only on solar energy.
  23. Piped gas connection to every household
  24. A mix of solar and thermal power needs to be administered.
  25. Policy intervention regarding the number of vehicles an individual can own.
  26. Community Solar Kitchen Centres
  27. More generation capacity from thermal (coal, gas) to be achieved by undertaking measures such as energy mix optimization, reduction in power operational efficiency of state generation plant(s) and optimal fuel procurement costs including sources of supply.
  28. Ban fossil fuel based cars and encourage electric vehicles.
  29. Phase out subsidies on energy
  30. Reduction of dependence on fossil fuels - encourage nuclear energy.

List of Participants