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USAID’s SAGE Partnered with MNRE’s National Technical Institutions for Clean Energy Development

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USAID, MNRE announce new partnershipUS Agency for International Development (USAID)– supported South Asia Group for Energy (SAGE) has collaborated with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)’s National Technical Institutions to increase US-India collaboration for clean energy development.

MNRE Secretary, Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi and USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia, Javier Piedra, launched the partnership during US-India Strategic Energy Partnership (SEP) meetings.

Key Points:

  • South Asia Group for Energy (SAGE) provides advanced technical knowledge on clean energy development.
  • SAGE will act as a powerhouse of science, engineering and technology for India and the entire South Asia region.
  • The SAGE Consortium, with the MNRE and its technical institutions, the National Institute of Wind Energy and the National Institute of Biomass Energy, has identified several key topics for clean energy development.
  • The SAGE consists of USAID, the US Department of Energy, and three of the Department of Energy”s National Laboratories – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

About USAID:
Headquarters: Washington D.C, United States
Acting Administrator – John Barsa

About Ministry of New and Renewable Energy:
Headquarters: New Delhi
Minister of State: Raj Kumar Singh