CleanTech/ Renewable Energy, Other

Gujarat government seek more central assistance for renewable energy projects

According to reports,Gujarat government which is heavily focusing on the solar and other renewable energy power generation has demanded more central assistance and incentive through policy changes to promote renewable energy projects at a Power Minister’s Conference held at New Delhi on Tuesday.

Saurabh Patel, the state energy & petrochemical minister raised several issues affecting the state’s energy sector in the power minister’s conference.

He said,”we have demanded a higher level of capital/generation based subsidy should be provided to rooftop based solar power projects to encourage more and more people to participate. A uniform renewable purchase obligation as percentage of consumption is prescribed across the nation.” He also suggested several policy and administrative reforms to encourage renewable sector.”

Gujarat government has also demanded subsidy to gas based power generation projects of the state as like the union government gives for the use of gas in fertilizer production.

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