DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (NEDA) ,Azamgarh ,U.P.
Non-Conventional Energy Development Agency (Neda) was set up in 1983 as a state nodal agency under the department of Additional Sources of Energy,Govt. of UP with its head office at Lucknow . The Director of Neda is Chief Executive Officer and works under the administrative control of the Secretary,Department of Additional Sources of Energy,Govt of UP. The agency has inter-Alia following functions.
1.Propogation of the concept of renewable sources of energy and energy conservation.
2. Promoting the use of renewable energy systems and means of saving energy in various sectors.
3. Research and development primarily of applied nature in the field of renewable sources of energy and energy conservation .
The agency is working in the field of Solar Energy, Wind Energy , Bio Energy, Micro hydel and Energy conservation besides energy planning and other aspects of energy management, programmes sponsored by the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Govt. of India.
NEDA has 55 District Project Offices in the state . NEDA Project office at Azamgarh is one these .Various Programmes are being implemented by district project office of NEDA .
NEDA has been making efforts to propagate the renewable energy programs in different areas like-Solar energy, Wind energy, Bio-energy , Microhydel and Energy conservation.
The state of Uttar Pradesh being the largest state of India , solar energy is Available in abundance in the state , average solar insolations vary from 4-5 to 6-0 KWh/m2/day in different parts of the state . Solar energy systems are being used mainly for decentralized application in remote areas barring some applications in urban areas also.
Solar Energy is being used either directly as heat energy through solar thermal systems ( solar cooker, solar water heater, Solar dryer, Solar still, Solar house and solar kiln etc.) or in the form of electrical energy ( centralized / decentralized electrical generating systems/solar pv electrical generating systems etc.) Various solar pv electrical generating systems . despite their high initial cost have become popular in rural areas . Different type of standalone solar pv systems ( Solar lantern , solar home light, solar street light, Solar TV and solar pump etc ) are being deployed under various subsidy schemes in rural areas for meeting the lighting as well as pumping water requirement various solar thermal systems like-solar cooker . solar dryer and solar water heater etc. are also being deployed under various subsidy schemes as well as without subsidy.
Electrification of remote villages have been taken up mainly from solar energy. Two type of approaches have been adopted in electrifying the villages in the state through spv technology/ systems one through centralized village based spv power plant and the other through individual household based spv systems /Home light/power pack. Since 2001-02 MNES, Govt. of India has started village electrification programme as a separate programme remote village electrification. Under this programme electrification of those village are being taken up by renewable energy sources, which can not be covered by conventional grid. Accordingly , programme is being implemented in the state.
A-Community based biogas plants /institutional biogas plants /night soil based biogas plants-
Community based biogas plants and Institutional biogas plants served the cooking and other needs of village community/ institution. Night soil based biogas plants were installed in a big way. The main objective of the programme was to solve the sanitation problem of the people living in slum area in the cities and towns of the state.
b-Agro residues and other biomass based Gasifire programme-
Biomass has been used mainly as a cooking fuel in rural areas . With the crisis of power , there has been a renewed interest in the biomass technologies particularly as a source of commercial energy production . Agro residues / rice husk gasifires with a capacity of few KW to 500 KW have been development . These gasifires are being installed to meet the thermal and electrical needs of small industries.
Energy Park Programme-
With the objective to demonstrate different systems to spread awareness and publicise the Non-Conventional Energy devices in the masses.District level energy parks are being set up in Rajdei Devi Degree College, Dedarganj.
1 Integrated Rural Energy Programme
2 Rashtriya Sam Vikas Karykram
NEDA District Project Office
Opp. Vikas Bhawan,Aamgarh
Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar