Nagaland’s ruling political party NPF legislator and new & renewable energy (NRE) department adviser KhriehuLiezietsu has been quoted saying by The Times of India, “the state intends to install megawatt-scale solar parks and has begun discussions with various developers”.
The state has been reeling under acute shortage of power supply with State Power Department resorting to 12-16 hours of load shedding every day.
The solar move comes to support government efforts to ease the power woes faced by the people. The aim is to harness green and clean renewable energy sources in the state for energy security, socio-economic and environmental benefits.
Liezietsu, who also inaugurated Nagaland’s first 10 KW Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Plant at Zunheboto Government College in Zunheboto district on 9th April said that NRE was working on hydropower, biomass and other renewable energy projects, as the cost of fossil fuels is rising.