India's power generation from non-fossil fuel sources reaches 39% of total installed capacity

28 July 2021

By Press Information Bureau @PIB_India | Original publication: PIB

The Government of India had set a target of 1,75,000 MW installed capacity from renewable sources by 2022, including 1,00,000 MW from solar, 60,000 MW from wind, 10,000 MW from biomass and 5,000 MW from small hydro. As of 30 July 2021, the total capacity of renewable energy installed, under installation, and under tied was 96.95 GW. This excludes large hydro, which is also renewable.

As of 30 July 2021, India's total installed power generation capacity from non-fossil fuel sources was 150.06 GW, which is 39 per cent of the total installed capacity.

Therefore, India is well on its way to achieving - and surpassing - its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) target of 40 per cent capacity by non-fossil-fuel sources by 2030.

Photo: ReGen Powertech

Further, to promote renewable energy sources, the following steps have been taken:

  • Waiver of inter-state transmission charges on the transmission of electricity generated from solar and wind sources, for projects to be commissioned up to 30 June 2025

  • Development of green energy corridors to evacuate renewable power

  • Notification of Renewable Purchase Obligation Trajectory to create renewable power capacity of 175 GW by 2022

This information was given by Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, Shri R K Singh in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on 27 July 2021.