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11/2/2015 - India - ADBU and Power Corporation agree to generate solar power

(ANS – Guwahati) – The Assam Don Bosco University run by the Salesians and NEEPCO, the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation, a public enterprise for the production of electricity, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday 9 February for the production of solar energy on the Salesian campus.

by Fr. C.M. Paul, SDB

The Chairman and Managing Director of NEEPCO from Shillong, Mr PC Pankaj, accompanied by the Technical Director, Mr Utpal Moral, and Executive Director Mr Rajat Sarma, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) and NEEPCO for the setting up of a 2 MW Solar Power Plant at ADBU’s 500 acre Campus in Tapesia.

The university officials who signed the memorandum included Vice- Chancellor Dr Stephen Mavely, Pro-Vice Chancellor Fr Joseph Nellanattu, and the Registrar Dr Basil Koikara.

The solar power station covers some nine acres of land. Its initial capacity will be increased as needed to 4 MW and more.

“This is a prestigious project as it is the first time that a government agency has dealt with a private University in setting up a power plant,” says Mr Pankaj.

“For us too, it is a matter of prestige to have NEEPCO as our partner in developing our university campus,” added the ADBU Vice- Chancellor, Dr Mavely. “This is a big step forward to ensure power supply for our campus and a bigger step in respecting environmental concerns in creating an eco-friendly campus.”

The signing ceremony took place at noon on the front lawn outside the Vice-Chancellor’s Office in the presence of scores of faculty members who took advantage of the lunch break to be present.

Before leaving, Mr Moral expressed great interest in delivering some lectures during which various departments could interact with him directly. He also proposed to make arrangements to facilitate internships and placement of students at various NEEPCO worksites around the country, especially in the North-East.

It is interesting to note that the signing of this agreement in Shillong occurred at practically the same time as Pope Francis spoke in the chapel of theDomus Sanctae Marthae in the Vatican, saying that all Christians, and not just the Greens, have a duty to protect Creation. "A Christian who does not protect the environment and make it grow, is a Christian who does not respect the work of God, work that was motivated by the love of God for us. The first response to the work of creation is to protect what God has created and make it grow.”

Published 11/02/2015

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