HYDERABAD: Telangana government has prepared a draft on wind and solar hybrid power policy to encourage and promote power generation from these non-conventional energy sources, energy minister G Jagdish Reddy said.
The policy was formulated with an objective to provide a framework for promotion of large grid connected wind-solar PV system for efficient utilisation of transmission infrastructure, the minister said. Further, the policy aims to encourage new technologies, methods and way-outs involving combined operation of wind and solar PV plants, he added.Answering a question, Reddy said the state would implement the policy as solar and wind being almost complementary to each other.
Also as part of its move to tap renewable energy sources, the state government would consider how best to utilise garbage as energy to supplement the power requirements in the state.
The minister said as of now Telangana was producing 2,792 MW of solar energy which is highest in the country. Another 100 MW of wind power is being generated.
The state government has made an action plan to achieve cumulative target of 5,000 MW by 2019.
He pointed out that keeping in view of the pollution resulting from thermal power production, many countries the world over have been going for renewable sources of energy like solar and wind energy etc.