India's renewable energy generation
GS Paper - 3 (Energy)
India’s renewable energy generation capacity excluding large scale hydro projects has crossed 100 GW, power and renewable energy minister R K Singh said. The country stands fourth in the world in terms of installed renewable energy capacity, fifth in solar and fourth in wind in terms of installed capacity.
- 100 GW has been installed, 50 GW is under installation and 27 GW is under tendering.
- India has also enhanced its ambition to install 450 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030. If large hydro is included the installed RE capacity increases to 146 GW.
- A report by CEEW Centre for Energy Finance (CEEW-CEF) found out that non-hydro renewable energy accounted for 25.2% of total generation capacity in Q1 FY22, up from 24.7% in Q4 FY21.
- The overall renewable generation increased by 15%, while large hydro generation dipped by 11.7%, and coal/lignite generation grew significantly by 27.9% over Q1 FY21.
- The share of renewable energy in average daily generation remained nearly the same in Q1 FY22 as the corresponding period last year, the report said.