The Master Plan for the Kochi Solar City project is ready which help the City to become the first energy efficient City in Kerala. The copy of the master plan was collected from the Deputy Director of International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) Shri. Sunandan Tiwari by the Hon’ble Mayor Shri.Tony Chammany at a function held in New Delhi. The master plan was prepared by ICLEI for the Kochi Municipal Corporation.
Kochi was one of the City selected from 60 cities under the Solar City project which was mooted by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). The master plan is a comprehensive document detailing city’s present energy consumption in various sectors, energy demand forecasting and sector wise action plan. The project mainly aims at installing solar energy systems to power streetlights, garden lights, households, hotels, restaurants and major administrative offices. The master plan will be soon presented in the Kochi Municipal Corporation council for approval.
The entire project is being coordinated by c-hed for the Kochi Municipal Corporation.