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Delhi: 50% of power needs may be met by green sources by 2024

By the year 2024, more than 50% of the power needs of a large section of the city would be met through green energy, comprising solar, wind, water, waste to energy and hybrid power.

By the financial year 2023-24, 3,300 MW of green power will be operationalised by BSES discoms. Discom sources said that out of this, 2,291 MW will be “pure play renewable”, comprising solar, wind and waste to energy and around 1,000 MW comprising hydro power. This means that by 2024, 36% of BSES’s long-term arrangements will comprise pure play renewable energy and 16%, would be hydro power, adding up to a total of 52%.

At present, around 22% of long-term arrangements of the discoms comprises green power, which includes pure play renewable power of over 9% (365 MW) and about 13% (548 MW) hydro power.

The BSES discoms recently inked a power sale agreement with the Solar Energy Corporation of India to procure 510 MW of solar and bundled hybrid power.

Source
Times Of India
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