“Out of 100,000 MW solar, 40,000 MW will be in rooftops”
At the inaugural session of the 7th GRIHA Summit, Dr AK Tripathi, Director, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, said, “Out of the 100,000 MW solar power, 40,000 MW will be in the form of rooftop solar power, which translates fully into the building stock, which directly relates to green buildings. 26 states and UTs have established guidelines for rooftop solar power which will definitely add to the overall effort of enabling green building. We are also making efforts to incorporate green architecture into civil engineering and architecture-based courses.”
Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI and President, GRIHA Council said, “Dovetailing between BEE and GRIHA’s works has led us to a process where we have an example of what good, clean and liveable buildings can be like. Considering that two-thirds of infrastructure to exist in 2030 is yet to be built, it presents us with a huge opportunity to ensure that all new buildings are green. With support of MNRE, GRIHA provides a platform to both enable and ensure this green-ness.”
Pau Abello Pellicer, MD, Parryware, said, “Parryware’s commitment to environment conservation has led to innovate the eco-range of sustainable products like high efficiency flushing systems, sensor-operated faucets, shower panels, waterless urinals. We’re also working on energy, water and GHG footprint reduction projects. This accomplishment asserts the fact that our products support the cause of green buildings.”
Mili Majumdar, Secretary-cumTreasurer, GRIHA Council, said, “The annual summit reflects TERI and GRIHA Council’s continued commitment to the cause and mission of sustainable habitats.” Sterlite Grid has become India’s first private power transmission developer to deploy an air-crane for setting up a power transmission line in the extremely challenging terrain of Jammu and Kashmir. It has partnered with US-based Erickson Inc. to install nearly 160 transmission towers in the rough terrain of Pir Panjal ranges, using The southern grid will get an additional 4,000 MW of power in the next one year to mitigate the woes of electricity-deficit states, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said. Power transmission capacity to the southern grid has been improved by 71 per cent in the last 18 months, thereby enabling transmission of more power from the north, he said. By 2020, an additional 18,000 MW of power would be made available to the southern grid, he said. He added that in the next three years all agricultural pump sets would be replaced with solar pump sets. “This will bring in revolutionary savings for farmers,” he added. The minister lauded AP for taking rapid steps to improve the power sector and said that even in power conservation, the state was leading in the country with the use of energy-efficient LED bulbs.