The Energy Education Park is one of the newest concepts aimed
to bring the awareness among masses regarding the usage of
conventional and non conventional resources. The Energy Education
Park at Kolkata is one such popular establishment in the Indian sub
continent. The park was set up by West Bengal Renewable Energy
Development Agency (WBREDA) in the first month of the new
millennium. The park is situated on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass
Road and is spread over an area of about 1.5 acres. The primary
objective of the project was to mediate the message,which is the use
of renewable technologies and resources to meet the energy crisis,
especially among the students. The park was launched with quite a
modest amount, Rs 85 lacs, and is catching the attraction soon.
The Energy Education Park at Kolkata exhibits various systems,
devices and technological innovations that tend to fulfill the
objective. The important exhibits in the park include Solar Car,
Reduce Your Electricity Bill, Global Energy Network, Model Tidal
Power Plant, Solar Hut, Solar Restaurant and Glasifier Power Plant.
With the introduction of visits like Landing on the Mars, there has
been a great rush of the tourists. The visits provide a virtual tour
to the distant places in the space.
The WBREDA charges a fee of Rs 5.00 for every visitor except for
the students below 16 years of age. Students below 16 years of age
has to pay Rs 3.00 and for those who are below five years the entry
is free. The parks success has secured approvals for four more parks
in different parts of the country.
One more interesting thing about the park is that it is run by a
physically challenged group of people. The society that takes care
of the park consists of 12 physically challenged members.