Recently Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas launched SAKSHAM awareness campaign. This campaign was launched to spread awareness about green energy in the country.

PCRA is Petroleum Conservation Research Association.

SAKSHAM

The National campaign will spread awareness about clean energy. It is a one-month long people centric fuel conservation campaign. It is to be launched by the PCRA. The SAKSHAM campaign is to create awareness in 7 key drivers namely greater reliance on domestic sources to drive bio-fuels, moving towards gas based economy, cleaner use of fossil fuels, achieving renewable targets with the set deadlines, increased use of electric vehicles to decarbonize mobility, increased use of cleaner fuels and digital innovation across all energy systems.

India’s Green Energy Schemes

PM-KUSUM

The PM-KUSUM (Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan) scheme covers grid connected renewable energy power plants, grid connected agriculture pumps and solar water pumps. The scheme aims to install 10000 MW of decentralised grid connected renewable energy power plants. It will install standalone off grid solar water pumps to fulfill irrigation needs. Also, it will solarise the existing grid-connected agriculture pumps. With this the farmers can sell the surplus solar power generated to the Discoms.

The Grid Connected Roof top Solar Programme

It aims to achieve a cumulative capacity of 40000 MW of Rooftop solar power projects by the year 2022. In a grid connected rooftop solar power project, DC (Direct current) power generated is converted into AC (Alternating current) power using power conditioning unit and is then fed into the grid. The main objective of the solar programme is to promote solar power generating plants among the residential, institutional and community establishments.

The National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

The policy aims to provide a framework to promote large grid connected wind-solar hybrid system. This policy to encourage new technology and way-outs involving combined operation of solar and wind power plants.

The National Offshore Wind Energy Policy

The National Offshore Wind Energy Policy was notified in the year 2015. The main objective of this policy is to develop offshore wind energy in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). IT has identified 8 zones that have cumulative offshore wind energy potential of 70 gigawatt.