Focus should be on renewable energy: Kalam

KARAIKUDI: Advocating the need for energy security, former president A P J Abdul Kalam today said India\'s power requirement would increase to four lakh MW by 2030 and focus should be on renewa

Published: 06th May 2012 10:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2012 10:16 PM   |  A+A-

KARAIKUDI: Advocating the need for energy security, former president A P J Abdul Kalam today said India's power requirement would increase to four lakh MW by 2030 and focus should be on renewable energy generation to meet the situation.

With the growing population, by 2030 the country would have a population of 1.4 billion and the energy requirement would increase from 1,99,000 MW to 4,00,000 MW, he said inaugurating the Centre for Innovation in Energy Research at the Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI) here.

In order to meet the same, one should look into possibility of energy security by minimizing energy utility and wastage, he said.

Focus should be on the production of renewable energy in the form of wind, bio-fuel and solar energy, he said, adding that hydro drive model may be considered seriously by Indian scientists.

Talking about Energy Mission 2030, he said affordability,minimisation of dependence on fossil fuel and energy Vs environment were to be considered seriously. Solar energy should be used for agricultural purpose.

Desalination of sea water need to be thought of to meet the shortage of drinking and irrigation water.

CECRI Director Vijayamohanan K Pillai said in the last two decades, CECRI had significantly contributed to basic and fundamental aspects of Electrochemical Science and Technology, notably in areas of energy generation (batteries and fuel cells and ultra capacitors) and storage, corrosion and its mitigation, nano materials and bio-sensors.

"We have a CSIR 800 programme primarily for the benefit of rural communities with respect to affordable health, clean water and environment," he said.

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