Review 2016-17-Major Initiatives By The Government (MNRE) To Push Power Generation From Renewables

Review 2016-17-Major Initiatives By The Government (MNRE) To Push Power Generation From Renewables

In order to achieve the renewable energy target of 175 GW by the year 2022, the major programmes/ schemes on implementation of Solar Park, Solar Defence Scheme, Solar scheme for CPUs Solar PV power plants on Canal Bank and Canal Tops, Solar Pump, Solar Rooftop etc have been launched during the last two years.

States Agree In Principle To Bring Hydro Power Projects Under Renewable Energy Fold, Proposal To Soon Go For Cabinet Approval

Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) have been asked to work out a mechanism in which the small hydro power projects (presently lying stressed and stalled in the country) can be resolved and identify those which are viable for being re-started.

States Agree In Principle To Bring Hydro Power Projects Under Renewable Energy Fold, Proposal To Soon Go For Cabinet Approval

Union Minister Piyush Goyal said that “by and large a consensus has been made with the states that hydro power should be declared as renewable power and a seperate renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for hydro should be set up. A new proposal will be worked out for the Cabinet with required amendments to India’s long term renewable energy goals.