Panaji, December 20, 2012 … A seminar on Electricity Regulations and Related Matters organized by Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry was held in the city today. Shri Manguirish Pai Raikar, President of GCCI inaugurated the seminar.

In his inaugural address Shri Manguirish Pai Raikar said, it is high time for the Goa State should have a policy to encourage and promote Renewable Energy, particularly Solar Power. Further he said, generation of solar power within the state will also help Goa to meet its requirements.

Stressing on peak power shortage Shri Raikar said, availability of supply of stable and reliable power is imperative for sustaining economic development. He said there is a urgent need to substantially reduce peak power shortage in the state.

Earlier Shri Rajan J. Bhatikar, Chairman BIC, GCCI welcomed the guests.

Shri B. L. Biyani, Executive Director, Mandove Casting Pvt. Ltd., shared the HT/EHT Industrial Electricity Consumers Experience in Goa. Shri Durairaj M. Advisor to V. M. Salgaonkar & Bros Pvt. Ltd and member of BIC spoke on “Salient aspects of electricity supply code”.

Shri Nirmal Braganza, Chief Electrical Engineer, Electricity Department Government of Goa spoke on the subject “Tariff Setting Process”

In the evening session Grievances Redressal session was held which was chaired by Shri. V. K. Jha, Chairperson Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum, Electricity Department.  Shri Jha answered the queries pertaining to the subject.

Shri Rajan J. Bhatikar proposed vote of thanks.