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Canada eyes partnership with energy companies

According to reports, Canadian companies are looking for joint venture opportunities in small run-on-the-river hydroelectric capacities and biomass-based power generation projects in Eastern and North-Eastern States.

“We are looking forward to companies or Government agencies that we can work with in these two sectors in the region,” Denis Connor, Practice Head – Clean Technology, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), Ottawa, told reporters here.

Connor, who is leading a delegation consisting representatives from clean technology companies, was addressing an interaction on business opportunities in renewable energy sector organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce.

According to him, the delegation was trying to identify joint venture partners for power generation projects up to 10 megawatt capacity.

Connor added the delegation held interesting discussions with a couple of Government agencies in this regard.

Meanwhile, Debasish Kumar, Member, Mayor-in-Council, Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), who was addressing the interactive session, said the city civic body would implement a few roof-top solar power projects in the city.

A 200 KW a day solar power generation facility on the rooftop of a corporation-owned market complex (Gariahat market) is in advance stages of implementation. “This will entail an investment of around Rs 2.5 crore. We are awaiting the Centre’s approval for releasing the funds for the project under JNNURM scheme,” Kumar added.

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