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Tuesday 12 March 2013

MNRE Sets Target of 30,000 MW Capacity addition during 12th Plan

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is implementing a number of renewable energy measures such as wind, small hydro, biomass and solar throughout the country, to enhance power generation from renewable energy sources.
The Government is also giving various fiscal and financial incentives to promote power generation from new and renewable energy sources. The Government has formulated an Integrated Energy Policy (IEP) covering all sources of energy including renewable energy sources. The IEP document gives a road map to develop energy supply options and increased exploitation of renewable energy sources. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is targeting a capacity addition of 30,000 MW during the 12th Plan period (2012-17) from various renewable energy sources.
About 27,000 MW renewable power generation capacity has been installed in the country from various renewable energy sources. A Capacity of 12,437 MW from renewable energy projects have been added during the last 3 years (2009-10 to 2011-12) and current year (as on 31.01.2013).
As per the report published by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), 36947 million units, 41150 million units and 51226 million units were generated during 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 respectively from renewable energy sources. During 2012-13, about 23557 million units (April-August) have been generated from renewable energy sources in the country.

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