The Punjab government will formulate an energy action plan to achieve its renewable energy target of 2,500 megawatts

The Punjab government will formulate an energy action plan to achieve its renewable energy target of 2,500 megawatts
The Punjab government will formulate an energy action plan to achieve its renewable energy target of 2,500 megawatts

Several new and innovative clean energy technologies will be adopted by Punjab in the coming weeks, according to an official.

According to Sumeet Jarangal, chief executive of Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA), the state-owned agency is working hard to reach the target of 2,500 MW of renewable energy capacity in Punjab, and through the energy action plan, all stakeholder departments can implement energy efficiency and renewable energy at the state level in their institutions.

According to an official release, he spoke at a capacity building workshop on Friday about training needs assessments for the state energy action plan.

As the state embarks on a journey towards energy transition to ensure a clean and green environment, different departments of the state, which were merely energy consumers up until now, will play a pivotal role in energy transition and the development of future energy systems.

According to the chief executive, the workshop was intended to facilitate a broader discussion of the strategy paper and to gather valuable input from stakeholder departments.

The workshop helped facilitate a wider discussion of the strategy paper, the training framework proposed and the action plan for capacity building in the state.

Based on inputs from the workshop, a comprehensive blueprint for training and capacity building programmes will be developed.

A network of energy planning and implementation training institutions and trainers will be formed to identify, plan, and implement training programmes.

In order to plan multi-sectoral energy projects, Punjab will identify areas for training government officials and departments.

Various officers in different departments in Punjab have already been interviewed to understand such needs.

The findings of this survey have been used to develop a training and capacity needs framework for Punjab.