Deputy Chief Minister Shri Yumnam Joykumar Singh today inaugurated a Grid Connected Roof Top Solar Power Plant (8 KW) at United Friends’ Library & Club, Lamboikhongnangkhong in Imphal West. This is the 8th solar power plant being installed in Uripok Assembly Constituency.
Speaking at the inaugural function, Deputy Chief Minister said, with increasing population, requirements of energy have also been increasing day by day. He said, all conventional sources of energy like hydroelectric projects, thermal plants, nuclear power plants etc. have limitations in power generation. Such non-renewable sources of power have also been depleting because of its limitation in raw materials and its impact in human existence. Therefore, the only way out to replace such sources would be the renewable ones like solar, wind and tidal wave which are abundantly available in our environment.
While maintaining that the cheapest sources of energy would be the non-renewable sources, Shri Joykumar Singh said it should be the alternative sources of energy and an assessment should be made to work out how much quantity of energy can be tapped through solar energy alone in the state. He further said that our endeavour is to try our best to generate energy from renewable sources for the long run.
Director, MANIREDA Shri L. Manglem Singh said, the project which was started in 2016 has been an ambitious one through which power generated from solar power plants can be connected to power grids in the state. He said, although power tariff in the state is low comparing with other states in the country, it has been revised every year and will increase further. Due to poor power generation in the state, alternative sources of power like solar energy would be very helpful to mend the gap, he added.
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