According to reports, smart grid is mandatory for the solution of country’s energy problems and solar energy will play a major role in solving the energy issues was the inference drawn after a two day – India power energy conclave-2013 – organized under Energy Expo 2013, jointly by South Gujarat chamber of commerce and industry (SGCCI) and Gujarat productivity council in the city .
During the session, the prospect of India as a solar Super power by 2022 was also discussed at length.
Aswini Dhar , assistant director of renewable energy promotion association (REPA) stated that India’s geographical position is such that it is capable of producing 6 lakh gigawatt of electricity but it is surprising to know that today our engineering colleges don’t have a subject of renewable energy. “The situation must change rapidly, if we want to be a super power,” he said.
Experts in the field like HS Patel, GM of Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Limited (DGVCL), Green Infra Partners CEO K Sreekumar, Ganapati Rao of BS Group, and top officials of Reliance energy among others participated in the conclave at Sarsana convention centre.