Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Raj Kumar Singh, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Thursday, informed about the State-wise details of solar and wind power generation during each of the last three years and the current year.
(All figures in MU)
The Minister also informed about the revised target for installing solar capacity from 20 GW to 100 GW by 2022 for grid connected solar power projects. The target for wind power projects has been fixed as 60 GW by 2022. Singh stated that in order to achieve these targets, the tendering trajectory for solar and wind power projects have been formulated as under:
|Year||Solar projects (GW)||Wind power projects (GW)|
In an answer to a separate question in Lok Sabha Singh informed that the installed capacity of biomass based power generation in the country was 8842 MW, as on 30.11.2017.
Further, the Minister added that to promote the biomass energy sector, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has been implementing the following two schemes: –
I.“Promotion of Grid Interactive Biomass Power and Bagasse Cogeneration in Sugar Mills”
II.“Programme on Energy from Urban, Industrial and Agricultural Wastes/Residues”