India's Renewable Energy Installation Stands at 168 GW, Coal-Based Power Grows 536 MW in a Year
- Solar energy capacity across nation is mounted at 63.8 GW as well as wind power is about to touch 42 GW.
- India's total installed power capacity is 411 GW and the share of fossil fuel based power generation that includes coal, diesel, gas as well as lignite is more than 236 GW.
Central Electricity Authority has revealed in its set up electricity capacity record that the renewable energy capacity of the nation has actually crossed 168 GW however the rate of the RE growth doesn't break down a comfortable image taking into consideration India's 2030 targets. The RE installed capacity of India as on January 31, 2023 stands at 168,399 MW. Solar energy capacity across nation is mounted at 63.8 GW as well as wind power will touch 42 GW.
Omitting hydropower, the renewables make simply 121,549 MW. The Government of India has set the 2022 target of accomplishing 175 GW which omitted the large hydropower jobs. India was meant to mount 100 GW of solar, 60 GW of wind, 10 GW from bio-energy and remainder 5 GW from tiny hydro. Solar and wind alone was expected to be 160 GW yet the actual installation is much from the target that the nation missed.
The present eco-friendly capacity is about 16 GW greater than the set up capacity on the very same date a year earlier. Renewables, generally solar and also wind, was a 105 GW on January 31, 2022.
Coal-based power generation, which is intended to pave the way to renewables sources of energy as well as decline steadily, has really grown. Year on year basis, the coal based power generation grew by 536 MW as on January 31, 2023. India's overall installed power capacity is 411 GW as well as the share of fossil fuel based power generation that consists of coal, diesel, gas and also lignite is more than 236 GW.
According to CEA, the total solar capacity included January was barely 590 MW, while Wind Energy capacity included was simply 53 MW. By contrast, Solar Capacity included January, 2022 was 957 MW-- a full 38% drop.
This converts into the truth that although the share of the renewables is climbing in the energy basket but the fossil fuel based power generation has actually raised in absolute numbers.
There is vast local difference in the distribution of renewable power generation consisting of large hydro in the country. Southern area has actually crossed 61 GW mark in its entirety while Eastern and North Eastern area would certainly together make simply 9 GW.
Karnataka covers the renewable energy graph among the states with 20,102 MW and its complied with by Tamil Nadu (19,854) Gujarat (19,638 MW).