India installed 47.86 GW renewable energy capacity in last 6 years: MoS Power RK Singh

New Delhi: The Minister of State (MoS) for New & Renewable Energy and Power, R.K. Singh, stated in Parliament yesterday that a total of 47.86 GW of renewable energy capacity has been installed in the country during the last six years i.e. March, 2014 to October, 2019.

The initiatives taken by the Government to explore new and renewable energy sources in the country inter alia include Permitting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 100% under the automatic route, waiver of Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) charges and losses for inter-state sale of solar and wind power for projects to be commissioned up to December, 2022, notification of standard bidding guidelines to enable distribution licensee to procure solar and wind power at competitive rates in cost effective manner, declaration of trajectory for Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) up to the year 2022, launching of New Schemes, such as, PM-KUSUM, solar rooftop phase II, 12,000 MW CPSU scheme Phase II, etc. 

The Government has set a target of installing 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by the year 2022 which includes 100 GW from solar, 60 GW from wind, 10 GW from Biomass and 5 GW from Small Hydro.

All major programs and schemes being implemented by the Ministry have established mechanisms to monitor the implementation of these schemes. The provisions inter alia include physical verification by State implementing agencies, periodic inspections by the officials of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), and third party evaluation.

This information was provided by Minister of State for New & Renewable Energy, Power and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, R.K. Singh, in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 12 December.

The MoS also shared source-wise and state-wise details of the generation of electricity through renewable energy sources during the last five years and current year.

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