Union Power Minister’s visit to Berlin has brought some good news for Varanasi.
The power ministry has taken up the challenge that the world’s oldest city, Varanasi, will become a 100 percent clean energy city before 2025.
The holy city has to draw energy only from the renewable sources so as to become a clean energy city
Drawing parallels from his visit, he said Munich in Germany aims to become a clean energy city by 2025.The recent government’s undertaking marks that Varanasi will be ahead of this German city.
At present, India does not have any city or town that is completely energized by renewable energy sources.
Amid this challenge, Varanasi—known for its oldest civilization alive, will give a tough time to the planners to connect the narrowest and oldest streets to the upgraded energy grids.
India has set an ambitious target of having 175GW of renewable energy from sources like solar, wind, small hydro and bio mass.
Co-playing of India, Germany
Goyal has proposed a partnership of state-run EESL with German Development Agency GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit). GIZ has a global stronghold in over 130 countries. Its’ partnership may help India leapfrog the energy efficient market across the globe.
Goyal has also appealed the Indian energy players to explore the potential availability of good technical assets in stressed solar companies in Germany. It can help India in long term funding, grid balancing, electric vehicles development, off grid systems and green energy corridors.