Gujarat pushes for green energy, aims for 45,000 MW clean power in 10 years


Gujarat pushes for green energy, aims for 45,000 MW clean power in 10 years

The State government will focus on green energy in a big and proposes to increase Gujarat’s capacity for renewable energy to 45,000 MW in the next 10 years.

“We have decided to establish new energy parks at different places,” said state Energy minister Saurabh Patel on Thursday, “Gujarat’s total power generation capacity will reach 15,000 MW in the next three years, with an average annual growth of 5,000 MW. Besides this, Solar-Wind Hybrid parks, with a capacity to generate 30,000 MW are aimed at being raised in 10 years.”

The State will lease waste land to developers, at token rates, for these hybrid energy parks. “Annual rentals will remain Rs 15,000 per hectare and developers will have to raise 100 per cent of the proposed capacity in 10 years through solar and wind energy,” Patel added. Read More

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