Gujarat wants energy consultants

Vol 12, PW 22 (09 Apr 09) News in Brief

Gujarat energy secretary S.

Jagadeesan wants consultants to help the state prepare a road map for the fossil fuels and renewable energy sector. “Mapping of the energy sector in the coming years is very important and I think this is the best time to start the job,â€‌ Jagadeesan told PETROWATCH.

Jagadeesan has asked officials to identify both Indian and foreign consultants who can carry out, “the entire gamut from basic study to research, mapping, planning, restructuring and training.â€‌ We understand Jagadeesan wants to begin the process of selecting consultants before he leaves on April 18 for mandatory public duty during national elections.

Besides having India’s largest and most sophisticated fossil fuels energy infrastructure with two LNG terminals, private and state-owned refineries, a gas pipeline grid, oil and gasfields and the only local government owned E&P company, Gujarat is also tapping into renewable energy sources such as wind, sun and bio-mass.