BANGALORE: The Indian Institution of Engineers held a presentation on renewable energy here on Monday.
The Federation of Indian Engineers chairman Dr K Gopalakrishna and Seelink Technologies California, USA, president Srikanth N Seelin were present with many engineers from public sector units.
Addressing the gathering, Srikanth N Seelin said, “Karnataka is incurring a loss of `10 crore per day due to power sector, which fails to use the other forms of energy like solar and wind energies. Presently, the state has 1,000 MV of power shortage and the government is forced to buy power from other states. This can be balanced if all the maximum end users like hospitals, educational institutions and industries switch to alternative energy.”
He further noted that Gujarat and Rajasthan were ahead by using wind and solar energy which has resulted in less expenditure on hydro energy.
“We have sufficient solar and wind energy, but we are not using it to its full capacity. These resources are being wasted like water. It is time to use this freely available source. We also need good engineers to work on this technique to extract maximum output, for that we need to focus on the quality education system”.