Introduction

CREDA - Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency, has been constituted on 25th May 2001 under the Department of Energy, Government of Chhattisgarh for implementation of various schemes pertaining to Renewable Energy sources and Energy Conservation activities. It is registered under Society Act 1973 with the controlling body being Energy Department, Govt. of Chhattisgarh. CREDA is established as the State Nodal Agency by State Govt. for development and promotion of non-conventional & renewable sources of energy. Most of the scheme like National Programme on Bio-gas Development, Solar Thermal, Solar Photo Voltaic, Remote Village Electrification and Biomass Gasifier, sponsored by Ministry of Non-Conventional & Renewable Energy Sources (MNRE), Government of India are implemented by CREDA.

Government of Chhattisgarh has notified CREDA as the State Designated Agency (SDA) to coordinate, regulate and enforce the provision of the Energy Conservation Act-2001 and implement schemes under the Act within the State of Chhattisgarh. This is a significant step forward for CREDA having additional responsibility of promoting energy efficiency and developing energy conservation projects besides facilitating renewable energy development within Chhattisgarh State. Within a short span, CREDA has done a pioneering job in various energy efficiency activities in Chhattisgarh.

Since its inception, CREDA did extensive work in the field of Renewable Energy focusing on rural areas and stand alone devices. It has implemented projects in the field of power generation from renewable energy and environment friendly sources. To undertake this onerous responsibility, CREDA has positioned itself as an organization with enough financial and human capabilities having a professional organizational structure. It has also undertaken extensive human resource development activities which has created a modern working environment for its staff.