FICCI summit focuses on Robust Grid System for energy

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The 8th edition of Tan Energy Summit 2018 on the theme Making Smart Energy A Reality opened 11th December 2018,Tuesday on a promising note with Md Nasimuddin, Principal Secretary, Energy Department, Government of Tamil Nadu, stressing on the need to build a robust grid system for traditional and renewable energy on the lines of countries like Germany, Elaborating on the aspect of India’s potential in harnessing renewable energy’ both through solar, wind and other modes, he said that all this should be made  possible without any disruption to the normal system.Dwelling at length on the devastation caused by Cyclone Gaja to several districts in Tamil Nadu, particularly the coastal and deltaregions, Nasimuddin noted that the time had come to strengthen our electrical cable systems in the wake of enormous destruction caused to2.25 lakh electric poles in those regions during the calamity.

“We have learnt a lesson for redesigning and reinforcing the electric poles,” He wanted everything should be made viable in energy production with proper integration of traditional and renewable ones apart from the creation of a smart and robust grid system as the government would be ever willing to help all the stakeholders on that count. “The work is happening to systemise for an equitable distribution of energy so that everyone could be benefited as also energy at affordable rates with the help of Tangedco, The government and FICCI can work together toward realizing the common goal,” he said.M Nandakumar, Convenor, Energy Panel, FICCI TNSC & Managing Director,DAC Engineering, in his theme address, said that the theme of thesummit centred around smart energy which would benefit the environment. “The renewable energy sector has the potential to create an economy of dollar 12 trillion, besides providing jobs to millions of people in the long run apart from business opportunities to several stakeholders,” he said.

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