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India on target to pass 100GW renewable energy in 2020

  • 6 months ago (2019-12-27)
  • David Flin
Asia 563 Renewables 646

India is making rapid progress towards its goal of achieving 175GW of renewable capacity by 2022, and is on course to pass 100GW during 2020. India’s installed renewable energy generation capacity reached 86GW at the end of November 2019. This includes solar, wind, small hydro, biomass, waste-to-energy, and others, according to a report in the Economic Times .

According to the report, around 30GW of renewable energy capacity, including 18GW of solar power projects and 10GW of wind power projects, is currently under implementation. In addition, around 40GW renewable energy capacity, including 36GW solar and 3.4GW wind, is being tendered.

R K Singh, the Power and New Renewable Energy Minister, said: “Together with other schemes being implemented by the Government, I expect the renewable energy sector to get a big boost in 2020 and the years thereafter. I expect our renewable energy capacity to cross the 100GW mark during 2020.” He also said that the Government has launched several new programmes such as PM-KUSUM, solar rooftop Phase 2, and the development of Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks (UMREPPS) to promote the renewable energy sector in India.