Transforming Indian Cities to 100% Renewable Energy Cities (Solar Cities): Stakeholder Consultation Workshops on City Renewable Energy Transformation, Solarization, and Energy Action Plan

Between 24 May and 28 June 2022, GIZ organised three key stakeholder interaction events as per the project on “Transforming Indian cities to 100% renewable energy cities (Solar Cities)”. On 24 May, GIZ signed a letter of Intent for cooperation between GIZ and ANERT on transforming the city of “Thiruvananthapuram” to a Solar City. This was followed by a stakeholder interaction workshop, which provided an interactive forum for discussion with the electricity utility, state nodal agency for RE, state nodal agency for energy efficiency, municipal corporation, and other key government departments on the plan for solarisation of Thiruvananthapuram city. 

The event started with a video message from the Hon’ble Minister for Electricity, Government of Kerala. The keynote address in the event was delivered by the Principal Secretary, Transport Department, Government of Kerala, followed by a speech by the CEO of ANERT on the vision for the transformation of Thiruvananthapuram into a Solar City.

On 17 June 2022, GIZ, along with Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) organised a workshop with various Government departments on the plan for the solarization of Governmental buildings in the city of Amritsar.

The workshop was chaired by Sh. Harpreet Singh Sudan, DC, Amritsar District. Along with officers from PEDA, the electricity utility (PSPCL) and the municipal corporation, the workshop was attended by the representatives of various government departments such as health, education, police, water etc.

On 28 June, GIZ also assisted in delivering a stakeholder interaction workshop jointly organised with Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) and Ayodhya Development Authority (ADA) on transforming the city of Ayodhya into a Solar City. 

The stakeholder interaction was chaired by the Hon’ble Vice Chairman, Ayodhya Development Authority, and was attended by various municipal corporation councillors and key municipal corporation officers, along with officers from UPNEDA. Various strategies for increased rooftop solar adoption in the city were discussed during the interaction session.

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