Gujarat government plans to add 3 GW of renewable energy capacity every year

The Gujarat government is planning to add 3GW of renewable energy generation capacity every year till 2022. The 3GW of renewable energy generation capacity includes 1 GW from wind and 2GW from solar energy sources.

28% of total 27,200 MW installed power generation capacity in Gujarat comes from Renewable energy source.

Pankaj Joshi, managing director, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) recently said “In order to meet our renewable purchase obligation (RPO) of 17% by 2022, we plan to add 1,000 MW and 2,000 MW from wind and solar every year till 2022,” reports TOI.

GUVNL purchases electricity from private and public sector renewable power project developers to meet its RPO target at tariffs reached through competitive bidding.

Joshi speaking to the publication said “GUVNL will soon invite bids for 1,000 MW solar power projects to be developed in the first phase of 5,000 MW Dholera Solar Park. Also, a tender for procurement of power from solar and wind hybrid projects will also be floated in the near future.”

In a bid to propel renewable energy in the state, state energy and petrochemicals department has organised a seminar on “Renewable Energy Opportunities in Gujarat and India” as part of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019.

Raj Gopal, additional chief secretary, energy and petrochemicals department, government of Gujarat speaking to the publication said “Since the first Vibrant Gujarat Summit in 2003, more than 100 large investments in renewable energy sector have fructified within the state. These investments total over Rs 40,000 crore.”