Steering Committee Meeting on West Bengal Energy Action Plan


17 February 2020 | Kolkata, India
Department of Power, Govt. of West Bengal organised the first Steering Committee Meeting under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary of Govt. of West Bengal, in Nabanna, Kolkata on 17 February 2020. Besides the Chief Secretary, the meeting was attended by ACS/PS/Secretaries of 13 key departments as well as Chief Managing Directors of both West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) and West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WNPDCL). IGEN Access-II (Access to Energy in Rural Areas) team of GIZ India was invited to present the salient features of the draft state energy plan (EP) and energy action plan (EAP).

The Chief Secretary appreciated the efforts of GIZ India and invited comments on draft EP/EAP from all departments, so as to make it a dynamic and action-oriented document. The GIZ India team was requested to visit all departments as a follow-up activity to understand and incorporate departments’ views and expectations. The progress of the above exercise will also be reviewed by the Steering Committee after three months.

Besides EAP, it was decided to carry out an energy efficiency audit by all sectors to explore due protocol and relevant technology giving priority to MSME and irrigation pumpsets.

For more details, please contact Mr. Manoj Mahata manoj.mahata(at)