India to cross 200 GW renewable energy capacity mark by 2022: Power Minister


India to cross 200 GW renewable energy capacity mark by 2022: Power Minister

Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh exuded confidence that India will have over 200 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022. India has set an ambitious target of having 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022.

“We have decided that by 2022 we will establish 175 GW of renewable energy capacity. We are close to achieving the target,” Singh said at BRICS Energy Ministers meet in Brasilia, Brazil on Monday. “The renewable energy capacity which has been installed is 83 GW and under installation is 31 GW and 35 GW capacity is underbidding. So this becomes around 140-145 GW.

In hydro, we have installed capacity of around 45 GW and under installation capacity is about 13 GW, which makes it (hydro) around 60 GW. So we will cross 200 GW capacity of renewable energy by 2022,” the minister said. Read More

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