India: Renewable Energy Solar Power Target of CPSUs

Editor: Dominik Stephan

While framing the scale-up plan for 100,000 MW of grid connected solar power by the year 2022, it was envisaged that the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) will contribute around 10,000 MW of grid connected solar power.

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New Delhi/India – This was stated by Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal. Further, 36 Central PSUs have given their commitments to develop 18,988 MW of renewable energy projects, as part of their green energy commitment.

The details of power generated, as on 31-3-2016, from various renewable energy sources is given below:

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The Minister further stated that the Government has up-scaled the target of renewable energy capacity to 175 GW by the year 2022 which includes 100 GW from solar, 60 GW from wind, 10 GW from bio-power and 5 GW from small hydro power, the Minister added.