The Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah inaugurated the National Workshop on Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency on 8 April 2013. The workshop discussed the important areas of clean energy development which are grid integration of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The National Workshop on Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency was organised in collaboration with United State Department of Energy under the United States 21st Century Power Partnership initiative.
Grid planning in the high-renewable energy penetration scenario is of strategic importance. Also, development of smart grids for enabling more efficient, resilient, and safe distribution of power is another area of action.
There are certain highlights under the 21st Century Power Partnership initiative, which are as follows:
• Developing & sharing knowledge on topic relating to expansion of electricity sector
• Strengthening and disseminating these tools to accelerate this transformation
• Improving the capacity of experts and building expertise
• Leveraging all three-knowledge tools and expertise to improve our policies