MOU Signed Between PEC and PEDA

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), Chandigarh and Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) for Research and Development Projects on Energy Conservation & Energy Efficiency under “State Energy Efficiency Research & Outreach programme” of Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Govt. of India.

The MOU was signed by Dr. Dheeraj Sanghi , Director, PEC and Sh. Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa, IAS, Chief Executive,PEDA/MD,PGL today, on 19 December 2019 at the Office of Punjab Energy Development Agency ,Chandigarh, in the presence of  Sh. M.P. Singh, General Manager,PEDA, Dr. Tarlochan Kaur , Chairperson , Center for Energy Studies, PEC;   Dr. J D Sharma , Assoc. Dean, Alumni & International Affairs PEC and Sh. Balkar Singh, Assistant General Manager PEDA ,

The mission objective of this MOU is to work on research on innovative projects in the field of energy conservation/efficiency like Energy Modelling and Simulation, Monitoring and benchmarking of buildings, Net Zero energy buildings. Research and development of energy efficient technologies in industries, technology upgradation to optimise power consumption and research on energy management and its implementation in various thrust areas are its extended objectives.

It is further agreed that Punjab Engineering College will submit R&D proposal on energy conservation and efficiency to PEDA which, after review will be submitted to BEE for approval. The financial assistance/funding of the proposal, once approved, shall be provided by BEE to PEDA which shall further disburse it to the institute as per its guidelines.

The role of the institute is to publicise the program locally, ensure adequate participation, provide strategic research support and direction for the development of R&D projects. The institute will further facilitate PEDA interaction through involvement of researchers through Research institutes/laboratories; and joint hosting of Conferences, Training Courses/workshops.

The MOU that was signed today will mark the beginning of what is hoped will be a long and fruitful collaboration, for promoting energy efficiency and energy conservation and bridge the gap between theory and field through technical inputs at onsite locations.

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