Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) is an autonomous organisation established during 1986 under Societies Act by the Government of Kerala, now functioning under power dept; with its Head Quarters at Thiruvananthapuram.
The objective of the Agency is to gather and disseminate useful knowledge in various fields of Non-Conventional Energy, Energy Conservation and Rural Technology; conduct studies, demonstrate, implement and support implementations of schemes and project in these fields and thereby deal with the problems arising out of the rapid depletion of conventional energy sources; update the technologies used in rural areas as well as introduce appropriate new technologies with an aim to reduce drudgery, increase production and improve quality of life.
The Agency is better known by its acronym ANERT and has become a synonym for Renewable Sources of Energy and Energy Conservation in the State. ANERT is guided by an Executive Committee chaired by the Chairman, Secretary power dept; and a Governing Body chaired by the Minister of Electricity, Govt. of Kerala to provide guidelines for ANERT's activities in various energy related areas.
ANERT is the State Nodal Agency (SNA) for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. of India, to carry out the Centrally Assisted Programmes in Kerala.
ANERT is the state agency for Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) and Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) for Kerala.
ANERT is headed by a Director appointed by the Government.