The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has informed that India’s total installed renewable energy (RE) capacity has reached 89.22 GW by the end of September 2020. The information was issued in the Ministry’s monthly summary (September) to the Cabinet.
In the monthly summary, the Ministry revealed that a total of 435.99 MW of RE capacity was added during the month of September, which took the cumulative capacity to 89.22 GW at the end of the month. As per the notice, this includes 38.12 GW of wind capacity, 36.05 GW of solar capacity, 10.31 GW of bio-power capacity, and 4.74 GW of small hydropower.
The ministry has also revealed that further projects worth 48.21 GW of renewable capacity are at various stages of implementations, and projects worth 25.64 GW are under various stages of bidding.
Other key highlights:
a. The cabinet report also stated that an expenditure of Rs 1710.52 crore had been incurred during the month, which is around 29.73 percent of the total budget estimate for the ministry for the financial year 2020-21.
b. Five solar parks of total capacity of 4300 MW were sanctioned under the Ministry’s solar parks scheme. These five parks will come up in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.