Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday laid the foundation stone for Odisha Renewable
Energy Development Agency (OREDA) office building in Mancheswar Industrial Estate of Bhubaneswar city.
The OREDA building will be constructed over an area of 2081 sq.mt with an estimated cost of Rs10.87 crore. Autoclaved aerated concrete block, which will manage the outer heat and control inner temperature, will be used in the building. Apart from this, one 100kW solar roof top is planed which will save up to 34320kW electricity per year.
OREDA aims to be the Net Plus Power very soon.
The foundation stone laying ceremony was attended by school & mass education and science & technology minister Badri Narayan Patra, tourism and culture minister, Ashok Chandra Panda, local MP Prasanna Patsani, MLAs, Bijaya Kumar Mohanty, Priyadarshi Mishra, mayor Ananta Narayan Jena, chief secretary AP Padhi, development commissioner, R.Balakrishnan, science & technology department secretary Vir Vikram Yadav, and chief executive of OREDA, Rupa Mishra.
Set up as a state nodal agency in the 1984 under aegis of department of science and technology to promote renewable energy in the state, OREDA in 33 years has organised many renewable energy activities.
Earlier in the morning, the chief minister launched a web portal ‘‘www.rts.odisha.gov.in’’, which will help people to set up solar power system on their roof.