‘UP NEEDS TO BUY ALTERNATIVE ENERGY FROM OTHER STATES’
LUCKNOW: The state has good pockets for generating solar energy but UP requires to purchase alternative energy from outside to meet its entire demand, said Prof Johannes Urpelainen of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC.
“Pockets such as Bundelkhand can help generate solar power but this might not be enough to meet the requirement. A feasible solution could be buying solar or wind power from other states,” said Urpelainen who was in Lucknow.
Director energy resource and environment programme at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Urpelainen develops and tests sustainable solutions to the problem of lacking energy access in emerging economies. He has been travelling across UP to study energy needs and solution for air pollution.
“I believe, solar power, even after adding transmission/transportation cost, will cost less than energy from conventional sources,” he said.