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Power generation from non-fossil fuel reaches 39% in total: RK Singh

Union Minister for Power RK Singh on Tuesday told Rajya Sabha that total power generation from non-fossil fuel sources has reached 39 percent of the total installed capacity
Power generation from non-fossil fuel sources reaches 39% of total installed capacity
Power generation from non-fossil fuel sources reaches 39% of total installed capacity
  • India's target is to reach 175 GW installed capacity from renewable sources by 2022
  • The total power generation capacity installed from non-fossil fuel sources has already touched 150.06 GW on June 30 this year
  • This is 39 percent of the total installed power generation capacity

New Delhi: The government had set a target of 175 GW installed capacity from renewable sources by the year 2022 which includes 1.00 lakh MW from Solar, 60,000 MW from Wind, 10,000 MW from Biomass, and 5000 MW from small hydro. As on June 30, 2021, the total capacity of renewable energy installed: under installation and under-tied was 96.95 GW. 

This does not include large hydro, which is also a source of renewable energy. As on June 30, the total power generation capacity installed from non-fossil fuel sources was 150.06 GW, which is 39 percent of the total installed capacity.  "Therefore, India is well on its way to achieving and surpassing its nationally determined contribution (NDC) target which was 40 percent capacity by non-fossil fuel sources by 2030," said Union Minister for Power & Renewable Energy RK Singh in a written reply in the Parliament on Tuesday. 

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Steps ahead to promote renewable energy sources

Govt has waived off inter-state transmission charges on the transmission of the electricity generated from the solar and wind sources, for projects to be commissioned up-to June 30, 2025. Also, green energy corridors have been developed to evacuate power from the Renewable Energy Sources.

In addition to the above, the govt has notified renewable purchase obligation trajectory with the objective of creating renewable power capacity of 175 GW by year 2022.

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