With the efforts of Punjab New & Renewable Energy Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, five renowned Swedish companies have decided to become partner in progress with Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) to share swedish technologies in renewable energy sector.A high level Sweden delegation led by Trade Commissioner Ms. Anna Liberg, called on Sh. Anirudh Tewari, IAS, Principal Secretary, NRE at PEDA Bhawan as part of the India Sweden Innovation Accelerator (ISIA) Programme with major focus to invest in Renewable Energy Sector. The delegation comprised of Mr. Klas Svensson, Senior Policy Advisor from Swedish Energy Agency and Senior Representatives from five Swedish technology companies namely 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).
While welcoming the Trade Commissioner and the other delegates Mr. Tewari gave an overview of the Renewable Energy Activities and achievements in the State and informed them about the target of 1000 MW solar power generation in the state by the end of 2016. He also briefed them about the various key technology projects in the rooftop solar, biomass power and biogas power projects which have been facilitated by PEDA. Ms. Anna Liberg, Trade Commissioner, Sweden, informed that these five companies have come as part of the delegation for exploring the possibilities of collaboration in Renewable Energy Technologies with Govt. / industry / key partners / project developers. Before the presentations by the Swedish companies a presentation on PEDA projects and programmes in various areas of Renewable Energy was given by Director, PEDA for the information of the Swedish companies.The Swedish companies had very successful detailed B2B meetings with industry representatives present and also with various project developers especially in the area of biomass power and solar EPC companies. It was decided that further opportunities in crystallizing the application of Swedish technologies in various projects shall be explored and the interaction shall be further carried forward.It may be mentioned here that this visit was part of the Punjab Invest Summit-2015 with specific focus of the companies in the field of Renewable Energy.