Wind energy rates should be justifiably prescribed

Delegation of wind energy investors meet CM Mr. Chouhan

cmwind19.4.16Bhopal, April 19, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan):  A delegation of wind energy investors met Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan here today. They apprised the Chief Minister of their expectations, requirements and problems. Chief Secretary Mr. Anthony de Sa was also present on the occasion. The Chief Minister assured the delegation of cooperation. He stressed the need for prescribing justifiable tariffs of wind energy for project’s viability. He said that balance in rates of alternative energy is necessary.

Rates should not be so low that project’s operation becomes impossible and not too high that they go out of purchasing power of consumers. The Chief Minister directed departmental officers to hold discussions with investors and present a proposal regarding their problems. He stressed the need for prescribe wind energy’s consumption till year 2022 in 3-year phases.

Principal Secretary Commerce and Industries Mr. Mohammad Suleman, Principal Secretary Energy Mr. I.C.P. Kesari, Principal Secretary New and Renewable Energy Mr. Manu Srivastava, Principal Secretary to CM Mr. S.K. Mishra, MD of MP Power Management Company Mr. Sanjay Shukla, Chairman of Renew Power Venture Mr. Sumant Singh, CEO Of Hero Future Energies Mr. Sunil Jain, Chairman of Region Powertech Mr. Madhusudan Khemka, CEO of Ostro Energy Mr. Murli S., Vice Chairman of Quantum Energy Mr. Gautam Chopra, CEO of Sebcorp Mr. Sanjay Chaturvedi, CEO of Orange Renewbale Mr. Sudhir Nunes, MD of Gamesa India Mr. Ramesh Kimal, Vice Chairman of Ionax Mr. Venkatesh Sonti and other departmental officers were present on the occasion.