2,45,000 MW generation estimated from different renewable energy sources in India

A potential of about 2,45,000 MW has been estimated from different renewable energy sources which include over 1,00,000 MW each from Wind & Solar Energy, 20,000 MW from Small Hydro Power (SHP) and balance 25,000 MW from different Bio-energy sources. Assessment of renewable energy potential is an on-going exercise. The total installed capacity of power generation in the country is 2,30,600 MW. This includes 29,537 MW from renewable energy sources and corresponds to 12.8% of the total power generation capacity.

The Renewable Energy based power projects are mostly set up by the private sector. The Government only provides some fiscal and financial incentives to set up such projects.

A capacity addition of 11,262 MW, against a target of 10,522 MW, has been achieved from various renewable energy sources during the last 3 years. During 2013-14, a capacity addition of 1468 MW has been achieved till 31.10.2013 against the target of 4325 MW. Source-wise physical and financial targets and achievements are given below:

A.  Source-wise targets and achievements of power generation during last 3 years and current year (till 31.10.2013)

(Targets and achievements in MW)

S. No.

Programme / system

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Target

Ach.

Target

Ach.

Target

Ach.

 

Target

Ach.

(as on 31.10.2013)

1.

Wind Power

2000

2350.00

2400

3197.00

2500

1699.00

2500

881.00

2.

Small Hydro

300

307.22

350

353.00

350

237.00

300

114.00

3.

Bio Power

472

473.50

475

487.90

475

472.00

425

78.00

4.

Solar Power

200

        26.59

  200

 905.60

     800

754.00

1100

395.00

 

Total

2972

3157.31

3425

4942.90

4125

3162.00

4325

1468.00

 
B. Programme-wise Outlay and Expenditure for power generation programmes during last 3 years and current year (till 31.10.2013)

 

                  (Rupees in crores)

S. No.

Programme / system

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Outlay

Expenditure

Outlay

Expenditure

Outlay

Expenditure

Outlay

Expenditure

(as on 31.10.2013)

1.

Wind Power

40

26.90

33

22.50

45

44.71

230

224.95

2.

Small Hydro

135

134.98

135

150.41

150

141.48

135

67.84

3.

Bio Power

42

46.44

61

60.79

100

64.09

85

11.55

4.

Solar Power

30

29.94

55

41.40

80

79.83

150

121.48

 

Total

247

238.26

284

275.10

375

330.11

600

425.82

Proposals are received from project developers for sanction of the eligible Central Financial Assistance (CFA) under various schemes and programmes of the Ministry. Such proposals are received on a regular basis and those found complete in all respects as per guidelines, are approved for sanction and disbursement of eligible CFA, subject to availability of funds.

 

Business | News published on 11/12/2013 by Rashmi Nargundkar

 
 
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