New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation (NREDCAP), which is promoting green energy on a massive scale was instrumental in producing 1,460 MW of wind power and 457.9 MW of solar power by the end of 2016-17 financial year.
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) which signed a MoU with the State government for establishing a 1,000 MW solar power generation plant at NP Kunta near Kadiri had already been producing 250 MW in the first phase. This apart 4 other developers who set up solar plants are producing 41.9 MW bringing the total to 291.9 MW. On the wind power front as on March 31, 2017, 62 promoters were producing 1,460 MW. Including the old and new projects put together, the wind power being produced in what is called the green corridor is 2,235 MW.
According to NREDCAP District Manager Kodandarama Murthy, the developers are looking forward for new solar power policy as the current policy in vogue lapses this year. The new policy is expected to give a further fillip to already growing demand for green energy worldwide. Read More…
Credit By : The Hans India
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