Convenient Actions for a Clean-n-Green Gujarat
As the world witnesses a growth in demand for clean energy, Gujarat recognizes green energy as one of its focus sectors and has thus emerged as a leader of India’s future energy programme. Gujarat as a state has kept a constant emphasis on mitigation initiatives, exploiting the clean energy and green energy potential, through the promotion of wind and solar energy and a state-wide gas grid. Gujarat is one state which has fully covered the challenges into an opportunity and ranks first in the with maximum carbon credits. And in this continued effort to combat environmental degradation and promoting clean energy, the state has received investments worth Rs 61289 crore from 66 MoU signed at the VGGIS 2011 for setting up 7761 MW power generation projects in the renewable energy sector. The summary of the MoU signed are as follows:
|Renewable Energy Sector: Investors Beeline, VGGIS 2011|
|Sr. No||Sector||MoU signed (No).||Capacity
|Amount (Rs. In crore)||Employment Generation Potential (Nos)|
|1||Solar Equipment Manufacturing||36||2440||22346||27500|
|2||Wind Power Generation||28||5071||33576||10142|
|3||Tidal Power Generation||1||250||5367||2440|
Gujarat: Showcasing Renewable Energy
- 1988-89: National Shield for Best Overall Performance.
- 1988-89: Outstanding Performance in Solar Thermal Program
- 1989-90: National Shield for BEST Overall Performance.
- 1989-90: Outstanding Performance in Solar Thermal Program.
- 1990-91: National Shield for BEST Overall Performance.
- 1990-91: Outstanding Performance in Solar Thermal Program.
- 1991-92: 2nd BEST Performance in Biomass Programs.
- 1993-94: 1st Prize for Windfarms Development.
- 1994-95: 1st Prize for Windfarms Development.
- 1995-96: Outstanding Performance in Solar PV.
- 1995-96: 2nd Best Performance in Wind farm Development.
- 1997-98: Overall Best Performance in Information & Publicity.
- 2000-01: Overall BestPerformance.
- 2001-02: 1st Prize for Solar Cooker Promotion.
- 2002-07: Overall Best Performance in Solar Cookers Program.
- 2006-08: BEST Wind Developer State.
- 2009-10: Best Case Study on Wind Energy by Renewtech Foundation, Pune
- 2011-12: Century International Quality Award in Gold Category for Business Initiative Directions by Spain.
- 2012-13: Outstanding contribution in commissioning of 604MW Solar Power Projects in Gujarat (19th April 2012).