New Delhi: The Government on Tuesday said it is planning to bring in more renewable power in the Indian energy mix and trying to create a balance in energy production through efficient but cleaner conventional power sources such as hydro and gas which are traditionally cleaner sources of energy however.
Thus coal based plants which is a cheaper source of energy continues to be in the power mix, but this balance is being maintained by supplying the incremental power needs through alternative source of cleaner energy such as solar, Power Ministry Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla said.
He was speaking at the ‘12th India Energy Summit 2018’, organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce here.
Former Power Secretary Anil Razdan said the Energy Summit is being held in the backdrop of India, well on track to meet its green house gas (GHG) emissions intensity to GDP international commitment at Paris and also in respect of non fossil fuel generating capacity, particularly in solar PV.
However domestic manufacture of solar equipment is meeting a stiff challenge from imports