Bhubaneswar: The Department of Energy of the Odisha Government has signed an MoU with the GIZ, Germany to develop the State Energy Action Plan for the state.
PwC, the consulting firm, is working under the technical assistance of GIZ for developing the State Energy Action Plan which will be a data-driven exercise.
Official sources said a state-of-the-art energy modelling decision support tool will be developed for future actionable scenario modelling by the user Departments.
State Chief Secretary P K Jena on Wednesday chaired a State Level Steering Committee on Energy Transition to discuss the State’s plan for energy transition.
Additional Chief Secretary, Energy department Nikunja Bihari Dhal while outlining the agendas for discussion said a holistic plan is being prepared to cover all the forms of energy like electricity, petrol, diesel, gas etc.
It will cover the aspects of increasing the share of clean energy in the energy supply mix of the State, energy efficiency and energy conservation.
The plan will provide actionable inputs for the energy transition in various departments to achieve the overall energy transition of the State.
This plan covers energy supply and demand across various sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, industries, transport, urban development, tourism and others.
Multiple State Government departments are involved in this energy action planning exercise, he further said.
During the discussion, the Chief Secretary directed all the Departments to prepare a comprehensive plan and their vision statement about energy transition in various plans & programmes within a month.
He further suggested creating a dedicated team to support various Departments in this exercise stating that clean energy is the need of the hour.
A state-of-the-art energy modelling decision support tool will be developed for future actionable scenario modelling by user Departments, official sources said.