In a significant development aimed at boosting the power infrastructure in Meghalaya, the state government has entered into a series of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NTPC Limited, a leading energy conglomerate. The signing ceremony took place in New Delhi on Monday, with key officials from both sides present.
The MoUs cover various aspects of power management and renewable energy projects in the state. The Power Portfolio Management Services (PMS) MoU aims to streamline the operations of Meghalaya Discom, ensuring efficient power distribution and improved service delivery to the people. It also focuses on better power portfolio management and the utilization of renewable and green energy resources available in the country.
Furthermore, the collaboration aims to enhance the power infrastructure and reduce transmission losses by leveraging NTPC’s project management expertise. The agreements also highlight the development of Pump Storage Power Plants (PSPs), exploring small hydro projects, and implementing Floating Solar projects in Meghalaya. The establishment of PSPs will strengthen power connectivity in remote areas, while the deployment of Floating Solar projects will harness the state’s resources to generate clean energy.
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma expressed his optimism about the partnership, emphasizing its potential to improve the overall power scenario in the state. Power Minister Abu Taher Mondal also highlighted the significance of this collaboration in addressing the challenges faced by Meghalaya’s power sector. By joining forces with NTPC, the state aims to overcome hurdles and achieve self-sufficiency in power generation.
This collaborative effort between the Government of Meghalaya and NTPC is a significant milestone that will uplift the power infrastructure and connectivity in the state. It demonstrates the commitment to green and clean energy and paves the way for a more sustainable power future for Meghalaya.