Bhubaneswar, Nov 3: GRIDCO, a government of Odisha undertaking and the nodal agency for development of renewable energy, in collaboration with its technical partner the iFOREST, has, today, successfully convened the 'Odisha Wind Energy Summit - Investor Round table' to explore investment opportunities in the wind power sector in the State.
As many as 25 key investors across the country have participated in the summit. The summit served as a significant platform in bringing together key players in the wind power production and manufacturing segment.
Attending the summit, the Chief Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena, in his keynote address, emphasized the State's determination to extend comprehensive support to the wind industry for establishing power plants and manufacturing hubs in Odisha.
Earlier, addressing the inaugural session, Vishal Kumar Dev, Principal Secretary, Finance & Energy,GoO and Chairman,GRIDCO reiterated the State's unwavering commitment and endeavor to attract investments for wind energy development in Odisha aligning with State’s new Renewable Energy Policy (OREP)-2022 and Industrial Policy Resolution -2022. He also expressed confidence that the summit would certainly serve as a vital stepping-stone in Odisha's ambitious journey towards accomplishing the prospective, vision and mission of wind energy sector.
During the high level deliberation, the 'Council on Energy Environment and Water' (CEEW) presented its findings on Odisha's wind energy potential by shedding light on the promising opportunities ahead in building a viable wind power sector in the State. The technical partner of GRIDCO; iFOREST, in its’ presentation highlighted Odisha's readiness to attract and accelerate flow of investment into the wind power sector. At the theme presentation session the key aspects of OREP 2022 were put forth by GRIDCO, while IPICOL highlighted the salient features of the Industrial Policy Resolution (IPR), along with incentives designed to encourage wind sector investors in the state.