India collaborates with Germany for grid integration

India collaborates with Germany for grid integration
While inaugurating a one day workshop on Grid Integration of renewable energy and rooftop solar in urban areas in collaboration with Govt. of Germany in New Delhi, R.P. Watal, secretary MNRE said, “Our 12th Five Year Plan proposals for the next five years (2012-17) seek a capacity addition of 30 GW, of which 25 GW is expected to come from wind and solar energy.”
The joint declaration of intent between India and Germany was signed for soft credit up to 1 billion euro during Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s visit to Germany on April 11.
Speaking on the occasion, Alok Srivastava, Joint Secretary, MNRE said that Germany possesses advanced technology in grid integration of renewable energy and rooftop solar in urban areas and India is seeking Germany’s cooperation to bring that technology to India.
“MNRE which is the nodal Ministry of the Government of India for all matters relating to new and renewable energy has achieved deployment of 27 GW of grid-connected renewable energy by February 2013,” he added.
There are plans for private sector to participate to an even greater degree in the 6th Indo-German Energy Forum scheduled for the first quarter of 2014 in New Delhi.
The ongoing policy dialogue between the relevant ministries will likewise be continued and expanded. This concerns in particular cooperation projects in the field of enhancing efficiency of thermal power plants, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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