Hospitality major potential for renewable energy
"Hospitality industry is one of the major potential areas for development & implementation of Renewable Energy" said Dr Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy at an Interactive Session on Maximizing Renewable Energy Integration in the Hospitality Sector organized by Confederation of Indian Industry in Jaipur.
Hon’ble Minister added that this is the time to be proactive on the growth, development and implementation of Renewable Energy setups on large scale in our heritage hotels, hospitals and other major hotels. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt of India and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd ( IREDA) supported the initiative.
Dr Abdullah mentioned that India faces a formidable challenge in meeting its energy needs and providing adequate and affordable energy to all sections of society in a sustainable manner. The country today faces an energy demand supply gap of 8% with peak shortages to an order of 11-12%. The Hospitality industry is one of the major energy and water intensive sectors and to deal with the situation, we will have to maximize the utilisation of renewable energy sources for meeting our energy demands, he further added.
He also assured that Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and State Government will certainly put their best efforts for the growth of Renewable Energy sector. He also quoted examples of many foreign countries who are being benefited by adoption of Renewable Energy devices.