To become a leader in solar energy adoption, Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) launched the Jharkhand State Solar Policy 2022 with inputs from the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW). By 2027, the policy targets the installation of 4000 MW of solar capacity across a diverse set of applications.
Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, CEEW said, “At CEEW, we are delighted to partner with the Government of Jharkhand in its endeavour to become a leader in solar energy. The climate crisis is upon us and the transition to cleaner energy systems cannot be delayed any longer. Besides reducing emissions, shifting to renewable energy sources like solar will herald a new economic paradigm for Jharkhand. The new solar policy will create new jobs for the youth in the state and will also deliver on both economic growth and sustainability.”
The policy promotes solar for development of rural economy and powering livelihoods; adopts innovative processes, business models, bidding mechanisms and collaboration; supports establishment of domestic solar equipment manufacturing; and establishes a robust governance structure with defined roles and responsibilities of all relevant stakeholders to ensure smooth implementation.
In the next two years, CEEW will support JREDA as a knowledge partner in providing research and data analytics for effective implementation of the policy, formulating and implementing schemes to scale up solar energy and developing regulatory reforms with discoms and regulators in line with solar policy.