Karnataka has always given a high priority to the development of the power sector. All segments of the electricity supply chain: generation, transmission and distribution are important and all require attention. Government of Karnataka is developing the power sector through the following programs:
- Expansion of power generation capacity by Karnataka Power Corporation, Government of India Undertaking and Private Power Producers.
- Bring down transmission and distribution losses by technical improvements and prevention of theft of electricity.
- Improving the quality of power supply with system improvements works.
- Expanding the transmission and distribution network to cover every corner of the State.
- Electrifying every hamlet and every house hold in the State in phased manner.
- Improving the efficiency of the electricity companies.
- Encouraging the development of renewable energy.
- Promoting energy conservation measures.
Achievements in Renewable Energy Sector as on 31.03.2015
Karnataka RE Policy
Renewable Energy Policy Building on its current strengths and a capacity of 2400MW Karnataka intends to establish a dynamic renewable sector with emphasis on different forms of generation-wind, mini hydro, biomass, cogeneration and solar. The renewable energy policy aims at systematic and faster development of Renewable Energy sources to achieve a capacity of 6600 MWs by 2014.
Israel and its technology in RE Sector :
The city of Eilat and surrounding area is made up of sprawling desert landscapes, its abundance of sunlight and open spaces, led to developing the area into an international sustainability hub for the production of renewable energy technologies and innovation and shared concern regarding local sustainable development.
The Eilat-Eilot project is promoting the use and development of renewable energy as a regional development catalyst. It is aimed to transform the region into an international center for research and development of technologies that produce renewable energy. Simultaneously, the project strives to render the region energy independent, and free of fossil fuel and carbon emissions by 2020. The project have connected more than 104MW of electricity (during daytime – which are 64% of demand) from renewable sources to the area’s grid. The Israeli companies who are pioneering in RE are Brenmiller Energy, EDF, and Trans BioDiesel – just to name a few. The full list can be had from http://www.eilatenergy.org/
Bengaluru may benefit from the experience and technology, Israel and Israeli technologies have to offer in this area. For further information, relevant contacts are invited to be in touch with the Economic and Trade Department at the Israeli Consulate in Bengaluru.
For further queries, contact:
Veshala Gajaraj – Trade Officer, Bengaluru – +91-80-49406514