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Manu Srivastava, IAS appointed as the ACS of Energy Department, Madhya Pradesh

New Delhi: In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, Madhya Pradesh’s newly formed administration initiated the transfer of 18 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers. Among the key changes, Manu Srivastava, renowned for his contributions to the energy sector, now assumes the role of Additional Chief Secretary in the Power and Renewable Energy Department.

With a background in Electrical Engineering from IIT-Delhi, Manu Srivastava brings 30 years of experience to his new position, including a remarkable 15-year tenure in the energy sector. Notably, he spearheaded the groundbreaking 750MW Rewa Project, a pivotal moment in India’s solar energy history, breaking grid-parity and earning the World Bank Group’s President’s Award.

The Rewa Project, supplying power to Delhi Metro, stands out as the sole project in India catering to an institutional customer. Acknowledged internationally, the project’s case study is incorporated into academic curricula at Harvard and Singapore Management University.

In addition to his achievements in large-scale solar projects, Manu Srivastava has played a crucial role in implementing solar rooftop initiatives with the lowest tariffs in the country. Presently collaborating with NITI Aayog, he aims to extend solar rooftop projects to health institutions nationwide without any investment from beneficiaries or the government.

Before his notable contributions to renewable energy, Manu Srivastava played a pivotal role in ensuring 24×7 power supply for his state. His earlier experience in the Government of India involved overseeing natural gas affairs, showcasing the depth and diversity of his administrative expertise.

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