Five companies based in Sweden have decided to share technology with Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) in the renewable-energy sector.
A Swedish delegation led by trade commissioner Anna Liberg met principal secretary Anirudh Tewari on Tuesday as part of the India-Sweden Innovation Accelerator (ISIA) programme for investment in the renewable energy sector. The delegation included Swedish Energy Agency senior policy adviser Klas Svensson, besides the senior representatives of companies Metrum Sweden AB (power transmission and distribution), Regin (building automation), PPAM Solkraft (solar panels for buildings), Torkapparater AB (biomass); and World Thermal Service AB (biomass).
Principal secretary Tewari gave the delegates an overview of the state’s activities and achievements in the renewable-energy sector, and informed them about its target of 1,000-megawatt solar power generation by the end of 2016. He also briefed them about the rooftop solar, biomass power, and biogas power projects facilitated by PEDA. Swedish trade commissioner Anna Liberg said the five companies would explore the possibilities of collaboration with the state government and industry for developing renewable-energy technologies.