Technology needed to tap Arunachal’s hydropower potential: Taga

FRANKFURT (Germany), Aug 20: Although Arunachal Pradesh has a hydropower potential of 58,000 mw and is considered “the future power state of India,” the state is unable to generate clean power due to lack of technology, Power Minister Tamiyo Taga said.
Taga said this during a capacity building programme on ‘Integration of renewable energy resources for NER’ which is being held at Germany and Spain from 18 to 28 August.
The minister was accompanied by the state’s power commissioner and a high-level official delegation.
Earlier, German environmental and energy consultant Peter Heck in his address said tapping renewable energy is a major economic opportunity for developing economies like India.
“There is a master plan to clean up cities, and this would lead to more jobs. But there is a need to invest. India needs a plan for all states and all villages with technical proposals and investment demands, and suddenly the whole ‘problem’ turns into a huge ‘Develop India’ venture,” Heck said.