Re-imagining Futures: Clean Energy
A nation’s development often falls under scrutiny through its capacities of producing energy, in the north eastern state of India – Assam consumes about 322 kilowatt hours per capita (growing at an average annual rate of 7.68 %); to meet the growing needs of a developing nation, in contemporary times, the state has to look to rely on more than non-renewable and unclean energy.
Driven by this commitment to power the state with clean, green and renewable energy – inexpensive in the longer haul – Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone for a 70 MW Solar Park at Japisajja village in Amguri, Sibsagar district on February 27, 2019.
The Solar Park to be set up in an area of 340 acres of land, will have a production life of 25 years. It will provide facilities for research and development in the field of solar energy.
Sonowal said that this power project will give new impetus and an accelerated momentum to the state government’s self-declared goal of making Assam self-sufficient in terms of power production. This aligns with the state government’s target to generate 6500 MW power in the state by 2030; a long shot that can only be achieved by leveraging the power production capacity of the state.