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Rapid progress made in augmenting energy from non-conventional

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

has made a rapid progress in increasing generation from non-conventional sources, 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 twetted on the occasion of the National 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 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 biomass power has increased from 1.59 MW to 13.29 MW during the same period," she added.

The was conducting a survey to develop a wind power generation plant in Sagar Island, the said.

"A survey is also going on in to develop a wind power generation plant," she added.

With an objective to drive mass awareness about the importance of and conservation, the National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated every year on December 14 by the (BEE) under the Ministry of Power since 1991.

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First Published: Fri, December 14 2018. 10:15 IST
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