In a move towards sustainable energy, the Power Department of Meghalaya has signed an agreement with ONGC Tripura Power Company Ltd (OTPC) to tap into the abundant hydro power potential in the State.
The three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlines ambitious objectives, including the development of a Pump Storage Hydro Power Project, large and small hydroelectric power projects, and innovative solutions like floating solar projects in Meghalaya.
These initiatives align with global trends in renewable energy and aim to bolster the power infrastructure in the region. The MOU established a robust framework for collaborative efforts, propelling Meghalaya towards a greener and more energy-efficient future.
The signing ceremony, held today in Shillong, brought together key dignitaries, including Commissioner and Secretary to the Power Department Sanjay Goyal and Sanil Namboodiripad, Managing Director, OTPC.
Power Minister Abu Taher Mondal graced the occasion, emphasising the monumental significance of this collaboration.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Mondal stated, “This collaboration goes beyond fulfilling our energy needs; it’s about crafting a legacy of responsible energy consumption and environmental stewardship. The signing of the MOU is a milestone in our commitment to harnessing Meghalaya’s hydro power potential, paving the way for a greener and more sustainable future.”
“This MOU reflects our continued efforts to unlock Meghalaya’s hydro power potential, committing to innovation and environmental stewardship. We aim to diversify our energy portfolio, ensuring reliability and sustainability for the long run,” he added.