Indian ports across the 7517 km coastline has
embarked upon a mission to promote green energy and improve carbon foot-print
and in the process reduce per capita power cost by over 50%.
major ports have already commissioned 16 MW solar and 6 MW wind power projects
commissioned to achieve the set target of developing 175 MW of non-conventional
energy from Solar and Wind power by year 2022 including 69 MW of Rooftop Solar
projects. The stakeholders under the leadership of Honourable union minister of
Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari will meet on Tuesday May 30
and deliberate the issues and road map to take this initiative to its logical
conclusion, said Sanjay Bhatia, chairman, Mumbai Port
completed, these renewable energy projects will help in the reduction of carbon
dioxide by 136,500 MT annually. These projects will also help to reduce cost of
power purchased by utilization of renewable energy for power generation,
resulting in an estimated savings of Rs 75 crore annually, when fully
titled Green Ports & Oil Spill Management 2017 is being organised by the
Indian Federation of Green Energy (IFGE) in association with Ministry of
Shipping, Sagarmala, Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT), Indian Ports
Association (IPA) and Shipping Corporation of India (SCI)
the non-renewable initiative, the conclave will also deliberate and address
environment concern of oil spillage in the sea by enhancing awareness of
various technologies available for Oil Spill Management.
union minister, Gadkari, the conclave will also be addressed by Guests of
Honour, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Minister of State for
Shipping along with Shri Rajive Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of
Shipping, Govt. of India. Alok Srivastava, additional secretary
at ministry of shipping will deliver the special address. Top officials of all
major ports are slated to attend the conclave.
of the conclave is to encourage Indian ports to be on par with global standards
when it comes to conserving nature, using non-conventional
& eco-friendly energy and more importantly create a cleaner and
greener environment, Bhatia said.