Goa launches solar-based electrification programme for remote villages

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant launched solar-based electrification programme for rural households in the state. This project will bring electricity through renewable energy to areas in Goa where grid connectivity is not feasible.

“With a focus on delivering clean, affordable, and reliable energy to all, Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister of Goa, inaugurated a solar-based electrification programme for remote rural households in Goa,” a Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL) statement said.

The solar PV-based home lighting systems for households was inaugurated only two days after the agreement was signed between CESL and Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA).

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Sawant said, “On Goa Statehood Day, it is a proud moment for us to announce that we will achieve 100 per cent electrification for all homes in Goa, and that too with clean energy. We have made policy decisions for Goa to transition to a green state in a fast and concerted way. I congratulate GEDA and CESL for their good work.”

This project is CESL’s first off-grid electricity engagement that will install and maintain solar PV systems for five years under the Remote Village Electrification (RVE) programme of the Government of Goa. CESL will undertake the project across villages and hamlets of Goa in coordination with Gram panchayats.

A 100 per cent owned subsidiary of EESL Convergence Energy Services Limited (Convergence) is a new energy company, focused on delivering clean, affordable, and reliable energy. Convergence focuses on energy solutions that lie at the confluence of renewable energy, electric mobility, and climate change.

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