, India

India’s RE capacity reaches 301GW

Around 172GW of the total had already been deployed.

India’s total installed renewable energy capacity reached 301 gigawatts (GW), leaving around 200GW to reach the country’s 500GW target.

Shri B. S. Bhalla, secretary at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), said of the total capacity, 172GW have already been installed whilst nearly 129GW are either under construction or have been tendered.

In a statement, MNRE said this was disclosed during the Review Meeting it led with States and Union Territories regarding the progress of renewable energy schemes and capacities.

READ MORE: India to craft carbon credit trading scheme

Meanwhile, Ministry of Power Secretary Shri Alok Kumar said they are planning to add more transmission capacity to support the 500GW target.

The ministry is also ramping up the country’s storage capacity through pumped storage projects and batteries. Kumar added that it is also working on market development for procurement of power through market-based instruments and integrating RE Plan with Resource Adequacy Plans. 

Follow the link for more news on

Join Asian Power community
Since you're here...

...there are many ways you can work with us to advertise your company and connect to your customers. Our team can help you dight and create an advertising campaign, in print and digital, on this website and in print magazine.

We can also organize a real life or digital event for you and find thought leader speakers as well as industry leaders, who could be your potential partners, to join the event. We also run some awards programmes which give you an opportunity to be recognized for your achievements during the year and you can join this as a participant or a sponsor.

Let us help you drive your business forward with a good partnership!