Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Launched Renewable Portals Developed by Idam Infra
On August 06, 2018 the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Nara. Chandrababu Naidu launched two IT-based tools – Unified Solar Rooftop Transaction Portal (USRTP) and Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) Compliance Monitoring Web Tool developed by Idam Infrastructure Advisory Pvt Ltd. (Idam Infra). The USRTP and RPO Web Tool are two examples of pioneering initiatives undertaken with the support of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Deployment (PACE-D) Technical Assistance (TA) Program. Idam Infra developed these tools in co-operation with New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited (NREDCAP) and Andhra Pradesh Distribution Companies (APDISCOMs).
The occasion was graced by Shri. Kimidi Kala Ventaka Rao, the Hon’ble Minister of Energy and Shri. Upendra Tripathy, IAS (Retd), Interim Director General, International Solar Alliance. Shri. Nara Chandrababu Naidu congratulated the partners in implementing such world class technologies. He expressed his contentment at unveiling these tools and assured that these devices would be a game changing technology implemented in Andhra Pradesh. Mr. Ajay Jain, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government Energy, highlighted that the USRTP is a state-of-the-art portal devised to accelerate the deployment of solar rooftop installations in the State of Andhra Pradesh and the RPO Web Tool will aid in RPO compliance monitoring and reporting in the state. He also mentioned that MNRE is in the process of adopting these portals and is requesting other states to emulate the same. Mr. Balawant Joshi, Managing Director, Idam Infra, explained the features of USRTP which includes online application of rooftop permission, online application to state nodal agency (SNA) for subsidy, enabling APDISCOMs to track the application status by geotagging of application facility, allowing SNAs to track the subsidy application etc.