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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.

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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. 

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