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Thiruvananthapuram to be Developed as Solar City

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A formal agreement was signed to make the State capital a “Solar City”.


The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Narendra Nath Veluri, CEO, Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) and Joerg Geebler, Principal Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaffer International SuzemnerNorbit (GIZ).

At a workshop to create a project roadmap, the agreement was signed. The programme was inaugurated by K. Krishnankutty, Minister of Electricity.

K.R. Jyothilal, is the Principal Secretary for Transport. Jyothilal and Vinay Goyal, Smart City Thiruvananthapuram Ltd., CEO; R. Suku, Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) director, and R. Harikumar, Energy Management Centre Kerala director were also present at the occasion.

Solar City’s various components include the establishing solar power stations to provide electricity at subsidised rates to domestic consumers, solar power plants to supply electricity to government offices, charging stations for electric vehicles, smart bus shelters that run on solar power, and to provide electric vehicles to all government institutions that function in the city.

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