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Director General

Hon. Dr Kadambari Balkawade, IAS      


    Welcome to the official website of Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA). This website provides an overview of the various measures taken for promotion of Renewable Energy & Energy Conservation in the State by MEDA. MEDA is working as a State Nodal Agency (SNA) under the aegis of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India. MEDA is also working as a State Designated Agency (SDA) for implementation of Energy Conservation Act, 2001 under the guidance of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Govt. of India and Government of Maharashtra.,

RE Monitoring stations :

     MEDA continues its wind monitoring exercise - the largest in the country, with 409 wind monitoring stations installed by March 2020. MEDA has also initiated the solar resource assessment programme in the State. We are the first State in the country to set up Solar Radiation Resource Assessment Stations (SRRA) on its own. SRRA will generate accurate and investment-grade solar radiation data. So far 17 SRRA stations have been setup in the State.

Grid connected RE :

    Maharashtra has installed capacity of 9587 MW renewable energy projects as on 31st March, 2020 which includes Wind-4998 MW, Small Hydro-370 MW, Bagasse based co-gen.-2301 MW, Biomass Power - 215 MW, MSW & liquid Waste- 3 MW, Industrial Waste – 38 MW, Solar Power – 1662 MW & retains its fourth position in the Country. In Amrut Yojana, implementation of solar power projects of total 18.35 MW is in progress at 12 Municipal Corporations / Municipal councils / Nagar Panchayats.

    Considering the unique importance of generation of electricity from new and renewable energy sources, MNRE has declared the target for installation of 175 GW RE electricity generation projects in India by 2022 and 450 GW by 2030. In line with this, Comprehensive RE policy 2020 has been recently declared for promotion of grid connected & off-grid renewable energy projects in the State. Capacity addition of 17360 MW is targeted through grid connected projects & various targets are set for installation of off-grid renewable energy projects in the State for next 05 years i.e. by 2025. These steps will definitely increase the contribution of renewable energy sources in the basket of electricity.

Offgrid RE :

    MEDA has been promoting the Off-grid RE sector as well, along with the grid connected RE power generation. Under Solar Power Plants in Govt. / Semi Govt. Office Buildings programme total 347 buildings are covered upto March, 2020. Till date total 7000 no. of solar agriculture pumps are installed under Atal Saur Krushi Pump Yojana - 2. The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya Yojana) includes electrification of households in remote areas by installing solar Home light systems. Installation of Solar Home Light Systems in 30538 Households is completed.

    Under Biogas based Decentralized Power Generation Project, the State Financial Assistance has been given to 12 biogas power plants of total 920 kW capacity. Further, 29 biogas power projects of total 2010 kW capacity have been registered upto 31st March, 2020. Under Scheme for Briquetting Project, MEDA has issued subsidy to total 191 projects of briquette/Pellet machinery upto the financial year 2019-20.

     Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, New Delhi has given sanction for 1,00,000 nos of Solar Agriculture Pumps of Component-B under PM-KUSUM Scheme for FY 2019-20 in the State of Maharashtra and the State Govt. has also approved the scheme.

     New State RE Policy 2020 having Off-grid programmes includes target of installations of Solar Roof Top Power Plants of 52000 kW, Solar Agriculture Pumps – 1,00,000 nos., Solar Pumps for Mini Water Supply Scheme 2000 nos., Rural Village Electrification of 10 villages, Mircro Grid Project in 20 villages, 55000 m2 collector area under Solar Water Heater Incentive Scheme and 800 nos. of Cold Storage on Solar per year.

Energy Conservation / Efficiency :

    MEDA is also working as the State Designated Agency for energy conservation / energy efficiency activities in the State. The energy conservation activities are being promoted through various schemes from the State budget, includes Save Energy Programme and Up to March, 2020 total 1620 energy audits have been carried out in various sectors, which has resulted in substantial energy saving in the industries. Under Walk Through Energy Audit (SME scheme) 3609 SMEs have been completed upto March, 2020. Under Demonstration projects for energy conservation in Buildings of Government/ Semi Government/ Urban Local Bodies programme total 113 buildings are covered upto March, 2020. Under Installation of energy saving devices in Street lighting and water pumping systems of Municipal Councils/ Municipal Corporations/ Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran programme total 39 Municipal Councils / Corporations are covered upto March, 2020.

    Apart from State’s EC schemes, MEDA also implement BEE sponsored energy conservation programmes including Replacement of Old Pumps with Energy Efficient Pumps in Municipal Corporation / Councils, Replacement / Retrofitting of Energy Efficient devices at Govt. Buildings and Hospitals, Energy Efficient measures in 100 Government Schools, Modern Energy Efficient Village campaign programmes.

     MEDA has received best performance awards in Solar, Wind and other RE sectors by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) at National level since inception. Also MEDA bagged awards as a best State Nodal Agency (SNA) and State Designated Agency (SDA) at National level from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Bureau of Energy Efficiency, New Delhi respectively.

    I hope that, the website will serve the purpose & is user-friendly. We welcome your feed backs to serve you better. I am sure that MEDA, with its inspired team, will keep up the tradition of excellence in the spheres of renewable energy and energy conservation.

Director General, MEDA