BHUBANESWAR: Even as the State Government is in the process of formulating a solar power policy, the Gopabandhu Academy of Administration (GAA) has shown the way. The academy, an administrative officers’ training school, is reportedly meeting about 70 per cent of its power need from solar energy.
The green power generated from its solar photo-voltaic (SPV) plant, lights the campus at night and supplies hot water to two of its hostels.
Chief Secretary GC Pati, who visited the GAA campus on Saturday, advised the authorities of the academy to incorporate water harvesting construction technology in the training curriculum of the institution for engineers and administrators.
Director General, GAA, Ashok Kumar Tripathy explained various components of the solar power projects commissioned on the campus.
This included the stand-alone solar lights on the campus, solar hot water supply to Bramhani and Baitarani hostels, solar power system in the main building, water harvesting structures in the hostels and the administrative building.
Solar panels have been laid over 2,865 sqm on the roof top of the hostels and administrative building.
Pati advised the officers undergoing training and other senior officers of the academy to update their knowledge with fast changing building, road and underground sewerage construction technologies.
The State has taken a lead in preparation and implementation of climate change action plan. The green features inaugurated by Pati on Saturday at GAA form a part of the action plan.