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New Delhi: Union Minister for Power R.K. Singh yesterday  met a delegation led by U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate  John Kerry in New Delhi.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss further collaboration on climate change issues and to work towards a genuine partnership between the two countries to pave the way for the rest of the world on Energy Transition. 

During the meeting, the US side appreciated India for its Energy Access drive and commitment to achieve 450 Giga Watt of Renewable Energy by 2030. 

They also lauded India for electrifying 28.02 million homes in 18 months and achieved universal household electrification.
 
The Power Minister informed the US side about  Government's intent to move towards clean energy transition. He further informed that the biggest challenge for infusing of Renewable Energy was “Storage” which needs to be addressed immediately to make power accessible to the masses. 

He mentioned that huge bids for Green Hydrogen and Electrolyzers are planned in the upcoming months.Mr Singh  requested the US side  to send their companies to participate in the bids. 

He also highlighted India’s upcoming projects in Ladakh on Green Hydrogen and Green Energy Corridors.

Both sides also  agreed that Indian labs could work with the US labs with the objective of reducing costs and finding alternative chemistry for making energy transition economically viable.



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