“India’s Renewable Energy Surge: Projected to Reach 596 GW by 2031-32”

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Stephanie Mills’s quote reminds us of the immense potential of harnessing renewable energy sources. Indeed, India’s National Electricity Plan (NEP) reflects this sentiment, outlining ambitious targets for the growth of renewable energy capacity in the country.

India’s Rising Renewable Energy Capacity

According to the NEP, India’s renewable energy (RE) capacity is expected to reach an impressive 336.5 GW by 2026-27, contributing to 35% of the total energy mix. The goals become even more ambitious as we look further into the future, with an estimated RE capacity of 596 GW by 2031-32, which would constitute 44% of the total energy mix.

Meeting the Demand for Renewable Energy

The path to these ambitious goals requires substantial capacity additions. For the period 2022-27, the project capacity addition requirement stands at 211 GW. This includes 31.8 GW of conventional capacity and a remarkable 179.9 GW of renewable energy capacity. This scale of expansion will help India meet its growing energy demand while staying committed to environmental sustainability.

The Roadmap to 2031-32

Looking further ahead, the NEP estimates that the likely installed capacity until 2031-32 will reach a total of 900 GW. This includes 304 GW of conventional capacity and an astonishing 596 GW of renewable energy capacity. Such growth not only helps meet India’s energy needs but also sets a global benchmark in the transition towards clean, green energy.

Funding the Green Energy Transition

Achieving these objectives requires significant financial resources. The NEP estimates that a total fund of INR 19,06,406 crore will be required for the period of 2027-32. This investment underscores India’s commitment to a greener future and demonstrates the country’s willingness to back its renewable energy goals with substantial financial resources.

Firstgreen Consulting’s Role

As India forges ahead on its green energy path, the expertise of consulting firms like Firstgreen Consulting will play a crucial role. With their wealth of knowledge in the renewable energy sector, they can provide valuable insights and strategic guidance, helping India successfully navigate the road to a sustainable future.


In conclusion, the targets outlined in the National Electricity Plan promise a greener, more sustainable future for India. With the potential to reach a renewable energy capacity of 596 GW by 2031-32, India stands at the forefront of the global green energy revolution. Supported by the insights and guidance of firms like Firstgreen Consulting, the country is poised to transform these ambitious goals into a tangible reality, echoing Stephanie Mills’s belief in the potential of harnessing safe and sustainable energy sources.

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