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IREDA is on the five-fold future plan for the next five years: CMD

IREDA’s CMD Pradip Kumar Das along with senior officials of the company met the Chief Minister of Karnataka and discussed opportunities for promoting the use of Renewable Energy in the state
IREDA CMD Pradip Kumar Das met Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj S Bommai and other Ministers on Tuesday
IREDA CMD Pradip Kumar Das met Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj S Bommai and other Ministers on Tuesday

New Delhi: Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited’s (IREDA) Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Pradip Kumar Das along with senior officials of the company met the Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj S Bommai, Minister for Industries of Karnataka Murugesh R Nirani and Minister for Energy V Sunil Kumar, Industries Commissioner Gunjan Krishna, Additional Chief Secretary Energy Kumar Nayak, KIADB’s CEO Shivshankar on Tuesday. During the discussion, Das appraised them of the activities being undertaken by IREDA and the future plan of the company.

During the discussion, opportunities for promoting the use of renewable energy in the state were discussed. IREDA CMD appraised that beyond traditional sources like solar PV and onshore wind, strong demand and potential are expected in E-Mobility, Green Hydrogen, and Offshore Wind etc. "These projects are currently in the advanced stage of the planning phase but are expected to occupy a significant position in achieving India’s energy transition in near future. Hence, IREDA plans to venture into these technologies and support the growth at this early stage, for which the object clause of the company has also been suitability amended" IREDA said in an official statement.

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"IREDA is on the five-fold future plan of the company for the next five years", CMD told the Ministers, the statement added. The company aims at growing business five fold in next half a decade and business plan for the same is set. He also highlighted that recently IREDA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu Generation & Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO), for providing its techno-commercial expertise in developing Renewable Energy projects.

Das also highlighted the various initiatives taken by IREDA for ease of doing business over the last one and half year. "IREDA has ensured speedy processing of loan applications, resulting in the reduction of cycle time, the company is continuously offering the most competitive lending rates amongst NBFCs in the RE sector", the statement further added.

CMD, IREDA also underlined that the company will consider signing MoUs with other States Discoms as per the potential of the business, in line with of Govt. of India’s target of achieving 450 GW of Renewable Energy by 2030. It is understood that there are huge opportunities for the development of renewable energy in Karnataka and IREDA is keen to extend its support for overall RE development.

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