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Association of Renewable Energy of States (AREAS) celebrates 7th Foundation Day

MoUs signed between AREAS and the National Institute of Solar Energy, National Institute of Wind Energy and Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio Energy

The Association of Renewable Energy of States (AREAS) celebrated its 7th Foundation Day yesterday. On this occasion Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) were signed between AREAS and the three institutions, National Institute of Solar Energy, National Institute of Wind Energy, and Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio-Energy which function under the administrative control of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The MoUs were signed in the presence of Shri Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi, Secretary, MNRE, who is also ex-officio President, AREAS. The MoUs between AREAS and these institutions will further cooperate for the promotion of renewable energy technologies in India. On this occasion, AREAS Telephone Directory 2021 was also launched in digital form by Secretary MNRE and President AREAS.

Hon’ble Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, Shri R.K. Singh who is also ex-officio patron of AERAS in his message on this occasion stated that State Nodal Agencies (SNAS) have been playing a key role in the promotion of renewable energy and this role is becoming increasingly important as we work to achieve the target of 450 GW of installed renewable energy capacity in the country by 2030.

Shri Bhagwant Khutba, Hon’ble Minister. State New Renewable Energy and Chemical and Fertilizer in his message on the 7th Foundation Day of Association of Renewable Energy of States highlighted the importance of State Nodal Agencies in achieving the ambitious target of renewable energy capacity by 2030.

Shri Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi, President of the Association of Renewable Energy of States, suggested that SNAS should explore innovative technologies and solutions for increasing the speed of renewable energy capacity addition. He also proposed that AREAS should bring out a roadmap for achieving energy independence by 2047 as announced by Hon’ble Prime Minister on the  75th Independence Day

Association of Renewable Energy Agencies (AREAS) came into existence on 27 08.2014 on the initiative of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy. All-State Nodal Agencies for renewable energy are members of the Association of Renewable Energy of States. On this platform, they can learn from each came into existence and other’s experience in the promotion of renewable energy in the country.

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