Two Day Conference of States Power Ministers to be held on 16th & 17th in Goa


A two day conference of Power, Renewable Energy & Mines Ministers of States & Union Territories will be held on 16th & 17th of this month in Goa. The Conference will be inaugurated by Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy. The aim of this two day conference is to review the implementation of various ongoing Schemes/ Programmes & host of issues pertaining to power, coal & Renewable energy sectors.

Ministers and Secretaries of the States and Union territories and senior officials of Power, Coal & Renewable Energy and Public Sector undertakings of the ministries will meet up to discuss issues like implementation of Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) , 24×7 Power for All , Rural Electrification Programme, transmission corridors and availability including Intra- State Transmission Capacity . Discussion will also be held on formulation of broad aspects of progressive Hydropower Policy . In Coal sector, deliberations will be held on coal swapping .

Apart from above aspects, adoption of Energy Conservation Building Codes by States and Energy Efficient Agricultural pumps will be discussed. In the area of Renewable Energy , State wise review will be taken on Solar Power, Wind Power & Small hydro Power as well as the compliance of Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPOs) and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) .