Andhra Pradesh, a major producer of renewable energy (RE), had an installed RE capacity of about 8,723 megawatt (MW) till 30 April 2021, according to the latest data. The state had an installed renewable energy capacity of about 8,646 MW till 31 March 2021.
Of the 8,723 MW capacity installed, wind energy projects took the largest share with 4,084 MW capacity, followed by solar energy with a capacity of 4,047 MW commissioned which was 3,970 MW till 31 March 2021, according to the latest status report by the state’s nodal agency for implementation of RE programmes, New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh.
During 2020-21, the total capacity of solar commissioned stood at 76.50 MW.
The state commissioned a total of 103 MW capacity till 30 April 2021 in small hydro projects, while biomass, biomass energy co-generation, and bagasse projects contributed a total of 443 MW to the state’s renewable energy capacity. The share of municipal solid waste and industrial waste capacity stood at 47 MW till 30 April 2021.
It added that the total renewable energy capacity commissioned up to 2020-21 in the state was 8,646 MW.