MNRE and GIZ ink pact to improve renewable energy grid

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | August 30, 2017 18:53 IST

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India on behalf of the Government of Germany signed an agreement on technical cooperation under the Indo-German Energy Programme, Green Energy Corridors (IGEN-GEC) in New Delhi.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India on behalf of the Government of Germany signed an agreement on technical cooperation under the Indo-German Energy Programme, Green Energy Corridors (IGEN-GEC) in New Delhi.

The main objective of this programme is to improve the sector framework and conditions for grid integration of renewable energies. This programme supports the implementation of the Renewable Energy Management Centres (REMCs), Green Energy Corridors scheme of the Government of India which is a prerequisite for large scale grid integration of renewable energy thus contributing to achieving the 175GW target of the Government of India for renewable energy generation capacity by 2022.
 
Speaking on the occasion, Power Minister Goyal said, “I am delighted that this relationship between GIZ and India will result in improve market mechanisms and regulations, help us train manpower, to ensure grid stability & integration of renewables into grid and ensure safer & secure grid and a grid which can take cyber challenges”.

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