Mission Electrification : Environment for UPSC Exams
Ministry of Railways through Institution of Railways Electrical Engineer (IREE) in partnership with ASSOCHAM India had organised the International Conference on Decarbonization of Indian Railways- Mission Electrification 2016 in New Delhi.
The Conference aimed at bringing various stakeholders on a common platform for exchange of ideas and to deliberate on implementable technological solutions and financing options to significantly increase pace of electrification and achieve the target for setting up of renewable energy installations with total capacity of 1000MW by 2020.
Mission Electrification is an initiative to reduce dependence on diesel by electrifying nearly 90% of railway tracks in the next five years.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the railway ministry and the ministry of science and technology for a joint effort towards developing and utilizing renewable energy technologies
A mobile application called RailSaver was also launched to enable railway officials to keep a track of energy consumption and trends.