‘Unstable power, a big barrier in India’

August 12, 2017 12:00 am | Updated 04:28 am IST - Neemrana (Rajasthan)

Japan says its micro-grid is a solution

Japan-aided projects need regular power supply.

Japan-aided projects need regular power supply.

Japan said unstable power supply was among the biggest investment barriers in India. The comment comes ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s India visit next month during which bilateral discussions on cooperation in energy sector would get priority.

Incidentally, Japan had commited to develop mega-industrial corridors and high-speed rail network in India through financial aid and technology transfer. These projects would require uninterruptible power supply. “... the problem of unstable power grid... is still one of the biggest investment barriers in India,” said Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu. He said the Japanese system using solar cells and micro-grid control technology could provide solution to this. He was speaking after opening a solar power plant here.

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