Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
UNDP in partnership with Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, funded by Global Environment Facility, is implementing “Scale Up Access to Clean Energy for Rural Productive Uses”. The project aims to demonstrate and develop the market for Renewable Energy Technology Packages for Rural Livelihoods (RETPRLs) in three selected states—Assam, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh. It focusses on access to clean energy for rural livelihoods. To obtain a reliable electric supply, many rural livelihood enterprises turn to expense-to-operate diesel generators. Biomass fuels are also becoming expensive. Renewable energy can provide a more affordable and reliable alternative to diesel generators and inefficient biomass for rural livelihood enterprises. The RETPRLS will be developed into carefully integrated packages and then demonstrated, replicated and scaled up by the project.
The RETPRLs include: solar lighting systems; solar and/or biomass waste–powered micro grids for common facilities; solar irrigation pumps; improved commercial biomass cook-stoves; poultry-litter-based biogas plants; poultry-litter-based briquetting units; solar dryers for vegetables, spices and fish; solar-powered milk chillers; and cold rooms for storage of horticultural produce. The target livelihood sectors include poultry, fisheries, dairy, horticulture, khadi (homespun cloth) and silk weaving, bamboo, and commercial cooking (e.g. tea stalls, sweet shops and street food vendors).
Assam Energy Development Agency (AEDA), Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) and Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) are the respective state nodal agencies (SNA) for Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha for promotion of Renewable Energy in the state. Further, Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission, Madhya Pradesh State Rural Livelihood Mission and Odisha Livelihood Mission are state livelihood missions which are supporting livelihood promotion in the state.
One Technical Officer-Energy is required for the state of Madhya Pradesh to be based at MPUVNL:
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Technical Officer-Energy will work closely with Technical Officer-Livelihood and will be reporting to concerned officer in the State Nodal Agency. The Technical Officer-Energy will perform the following key task/ responsibilities.
Required Skills and Experience:
Educational Qualification and Experience:
Language Requirements: Bi-lingual (Hindi and English), excellent inter–disciplinary, writing and communication skills.