West Bengal has made a rapid progress in increasing energy generation from non-conventional sources, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said.
In seven years time from 2011 to 2017-18, the state has recorded an increase in solar power generation from 1.2 megawatts (MW) to 53.216 MW, she tweeted on the occasion of the National Energy Conservation Day.
The generation of biomass power has also increased from 1.59 MW to 13.29 MW during the same period, Banerjee added.
“Today is National Energy Conservation Day. Our government in #Bangla is making rapid progress in augmenting generation of energy from non-conventional sources,” Banerjee tweeted.
“From 1.2 megawatts (MW) in 2011, solar power generation has increased to 53.216 MW in 2017-18, while generation of biomasspower has increased from 1.59 MW to 13.29 MW during the same period,” sheadded.
The state government was conducting a survey to develop a wind power generation plant in Sagar Island, the chief minister said.
“A survey is also going on in Sagar Island to develop a wind power generation plant,” she added.
With an objective to drive mass awareness about the importance of energy efficiency and conservation, the National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated every year on December 14 by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency under the Ministry of Power since 1991.