Himachal Pradesh is planning to set up a power sale control room to monitor real time electricity generation and revenue of the state government.
Himachal Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary (MPP and Power) Tarun Kapoor today directed Director Energy to set up the control room.
Reviewing the progress of power generation, he said that it would be appropriate that monitoring of all projects, including up to 5 MW Projects be carried out by one agency, the Directorate of Energy and the monitoring of all HEPs (hydro electricity projects) be web based.
For capacity building of the office of Directorate of Energy regarding power sale, monitoring, safety authority and quality and social environment aspects, a proposal will be prepared and accordingly the best firms in the field will be contacted for this purpose, he said, adding that an MoU will be signed with the world leader in power sector.
The Directorate of Energy will also conduct study to reduce the cost of major financing components, impacting the tariff of HEP with the view to making them financially viable.
It was also directed at the review meeting that the Directorate of Energy will assist HIMURJA (Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency) to take up 10 villages under Urja Gram project to establish them as model villages in terms of energy efficiency.
The Directorate of Energy will also explore the possibilities for arranging international funds for financing the HEPs for revival of Hydro Sector in Himachal Pradesh and take up the matter with various funding agencies.
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