14.30 GW RE Capacity Added under Grid Connected Renewable Power in the Last 2.5 Years

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A capacity addition of 14.30 GW of renewable energy has been reported during the last two and half years under Grid Connected Renewable Power, which include 5.8 GW from Solar Power, 7.04 GW from Wind Power, 0.53 from Small Hydro Power, and 0.93 from Biopower. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines. In order to achieve the targets, various initiatives have been taken by the Government which include: amendments in the Tariff Policy for strong enforcement of Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) and for providing Renewable Generation Obligation (RGO); setting up of exclusive solar parks; development of power transmission network through Green Energy Corridor project; identification of large government complexes/buildings for rooftop projects; provision of rooftop solar and 10 per cent renewable energy as mandatory under Mission Statement and Guidelines for development of smart cities; amendments in building bye-laws for mandatory provision of rooftop solar for new construction or higher FAR; creation of Suryamitras for installation and maintenance of the Solar Project, etc.

Source: http://pib.nic.in

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