New Delhi: As on 30 Jun, a cumulative renewable energy capacity of 80.46 GW was installed in the country, Minister of State for New & Renewable Energy and Power, R.K. Singh informed Lok Sabha today (18 Jul).
In response to a question asked by Pinaki Mishra, Member of Parliament, the minister said that renewable energy projects of 26.62 GW capacity were under various stages of implementation and 43.84 GW capacity is under different stages of bidding.
“The Government is confident of meeting the target of installing 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022”, said Singh.
The minister also informs about the estimated share of the power to be produced through solar, wind, bio-power, and small hydropower projects. As per the National Electricity Plan 2018 prepared by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), approximately 479 GW of total electricity generation capacity is estimated to be installed by the year 2022.
This also includes 175 GW from renewable energy sources which would be around 36.5% of the total installed capacity in 2022. Of this, solar will be 100 GW (20.87%), wind 60 GW (12.51%), biomass 10 GW (2.08%) and small hydropower 5 GW (1.04%).
The government holds discussion from time to time with various state government authorities for identifying government and private land to set up renewable energy power projects.
A detailed transmission plan for evacuation of 66.5 GW of renewable energy power has been prepared and under implementation, which is required to meet the targeted capacity.