Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy inaugurated the Energy Education Park set up at Kurinji Nagar Lawspet.
Puducherry Chief Minister, N Rangasamy yesterday inaugurated the Energy Education Park set up at Kurinji Nagar, Lawspet at a cost of Rs 2 crore. T Thiagarajan, Minister for Electricity, along with MLAs Ashok Anand and M Vaithianathan were present during the function held in the afternoon. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, has come out with the initiative of Energy Education park. The Union Territory administration and Government of India are sharing 50 per cent each of the total cost.
As per the R Smitha, director of Renewable Energy Agency of Puducherry (REAP), park will provide a play method of education on importance of renewable energy sources, generation technologies, etc. A training centre that will impart one week to one month hands-on training to ITI and polytechnic students on the importance of sustainable energy will be set up shortly. The training will be an initiative to create a pool of technicians to meet the growing demand for trained manpower.
The exhibition hall, designed as a green building, will utilise natural sources of lighting and cooling. The displayed items on the entire campus are run on non-conventional sources of energy. The park consists of an exhibition hall for indoor exhibits, outdoor exhibits and a canteen block for refreshment.
The indoor exhibits include a film theatre, working models on different types of energy, demo models for energy generation through renewable sources and quiz and games for children, among other facilities. The outdoor exhibits consist of solar car tracks with toy cars for children to drive, remote controlled solar boat, energy generation drum, energy generation slide and working models of solar power plant, wind mill, solar cooker and a bio-digester.