Thursday, March 14, 2013

India exceeds Renewal Energy targets

The world’s second-most populous country is making the right move in ensuring sustainability of its energy resources, and what better way than by exceeding the targets for Renewables!

As of June 2012 , green power capacity in India is 25 GW:

Wind                  : 17,644 MW
Small Hydro        : 3,411 MW
Biomass             : 1,182 MW
Solar PV            : 1,030 MW
Waste to Power  : 93 MW (urban areas)
TOTAL : 25.4 GW

and by Feb 2013, according to Renewablefacts, total energy generated from renewables is 26.9 GW.

Wind farm in Satara, India. Photo: SUZLON

As reported by Renewable Facts:

During the last 3 years (2009 - 2012), India added 10,431 MW of new renewable energy capacity to its energy mix, against a target of 9,623 megawatts.

India is seeking to generate some 41 gigawatts of power from renewable sources by 2017 (excluding large hydro).

Wind power accounted for the biggest increase, at 8.3 gigawatts, followed by 1.8 gigawatts of biomass, 1.2 gigawatts of solar and 1.1 gigawatt of hydropower.

The current installed capacity of power generation from renewable energy in the country is 26,920 MW. During 2012-13, a capacity addition of 2,005.57 MW has been achieved up to 31.01.2013 against the target of 4,125 MW.

Tamil Nadu is the State with the most renewable capacity at 3,113 MW, followed by Gujarat 2,389 MW, Rajasthan 1,930 MW, Maharastra 1,699 MW, Karnataka 1,394 MW and Andhra Pradesh 408 MW.

India has a comprehensive strategic plan for the development of renewable energy schemes through to 2017 with a view to growing grid-interactive, off-grid, rural and industrial renewable power from a mix of wind, biomass, small hydro and solar power.

TheGreenMechanics' take: Despite the major blackout in India that affected more than 600 million in July 2012, India's RE initiative is still very much an inspiration.


thomas said...

This amount will put many to shame.

tehr said...

nampaknya kita masih di belakang india ni
suka aku nak lihat benda ni ada kat malaysia