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Construction : Power Update | May 2016 | Source : Infrastructure Today

Percentage of RE in power generation

As per information from the Central Electricity Authority, the percentage share of renewable energy in total power generation increased from 4.97 per cent in 2012-13 to about 5.7 per cent by February 2016. This was stated by Piyush Goyal, Minister for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy.

The Minister stated the government has recently approved amendments in the Tariff Policy in January 2016. This envisages a long-term trajectory of RPO, prescribing purchase of solar energy to promote renewable energy, from the date of notification of the policy, which shall be such that it reaches up to 8 per cent of the total electricity consumption by March 2022.

The Minister also stated the government is implementing a Green Energy Corridor Project for strengthening intra-state and inter-state transmission systems along with other control infrastructure for the capacity addition of renewable power.

 
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