Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Uttar Pradesh aims to achieve universal access to modern energy for all by using the philosophy of affordable, clean and efficient energy using a mix of renewable energy sources and continuously working towards reducing the reliability of sources that have an adverse effect on the environment. The state also envisions decreasing the use of fossil fuels and increasing the per capita consumption of alternative energy sources.
The state will prioritise identifying and tapping various sources of energy so that dependence on any one source is avoided and forms of green energy are promoted. Another strategy will be a reduction in energy consumption rate by 10 per cent of the total electricity consumption per year by increased use of energy-efficient technologies and also enhancement of renewable energy consumption by 10 per cent.
The state is blessed with good solar irradiation to the tune of 1,800 kWh/m2 on an annual average, which is considered necessary for operating a solar photovoltaic power plant. The state envisions the availability of more than 412,815 million units (50,000 megawatts of peak demand) of energy by 2030 by tapping more than 60 per cent of it by using efficient, solar and other renewable energy sources.
Mobilisation of financial resources and efficiency in the implementation of projects for desired delivery targets are envisaged through innovative methods of partnership with stakeholders and participation of people.
Other strategies include:
State policy to ensure optimal use of renewable energy and replicate the successful model of DELP scheme for general domestic consumers to bring the cost of renewable energy competitive with that of conventional thermal electricity.
Promotion of solar energy and energy-efficient appliances in all sectors, including agriculture, government departments and tourist places.
Credit linked capital subsidy