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Association of Renewable Energy of States

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Association of Renewable Energy of States (AREAS) celebrated  8th Foundation Day.

About Association of Renewable Energy of States:

  • Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) is the nodal agency at the central level for promotion of grid-connected and off-grid renewable energy in the country.
  • Ministry’s programmes are implemented in close coordination with State Nodal Agencies (SNAs) for renewable energy (RE).
  • Over the period the SNAs have developed considerable knowledge and experience in planning and implementation of RE programmes.
  • In this background it is important that SNAs interact and learn from each other’s experiences and also share their best practices and knowledge regarding technologies and schemes/programmes.
  • MNRE took an initiative in this regard in consultation with SNAs, and Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States (abbreviated as “AREAS) has been formed and registered as a society on 27 August 2014 under Society Registration Act 1860.
Composition:
  • Hon’ble Union Minister in-charge of New & Renewable Energy is the Ex-Officio Patron of the Association and Secretary
  • MNRE is the ex-officio President of the Association.
  • All SNAs are the member of the Association.
  • Transaction of business of the AREAS to be carried out by an Executive Committee (EC) which is presided over by the President of the AREAS.
  • Vice President to be elected by the members and Joint Secretary, MNRE to be the ex-officio member of EC.
  • In addition, Executive Director, two SNAs from each zone (North, South, East, West and North-East, and UTs) are also members of the Executive Committee.
Under AREAS the following three Standing Committees are constituted:
  • Standing Committee on Technology and Resource Assessment
  • Standing Committee on Policy and Finance
  • Standing Committee on IT & IMS

 

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