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Solar Power Target of CPSUs

Solar Power Target of CPSUs


While framing the Scale-up Plan for 1,00,000 MW of Grid Connected Solar Power by the year 2022, it was envisaged that the Public Sector Undertakings will contribute around 10,000 MW of Grid Connected Solar Power. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. Further, 36 Central PSUs have given their commitments to develop 18,988 MW of Renewable Energy projects, as part of Green Energy Commitment.

 In a reply to another question, the details of power generated, as on 31-3-2016, from various Renewable Energy Sources is given below:

Source Power Generation (in Billion Units)
Wind 33.03
Solar 7.45
Small Hydro Power (up to 25 MW) 8.33
Bio Power 16.95
Total 65.76
 Source- Central Electricity Authority, Ministry of Power, New Delhi

            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.

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network


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