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Solar, wind energy projects of 21,142 MW capacity under construction in India

Solar and wind energy projects of over 21,142 Megawatt (Mw) are currently under construction in India over and above the 88,000 Mw already installed generation capacity based on the two clean resources.

Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the country’s apex power sector planning body, said in a report the projects are getting built across key resource-rich states including Rajasthan, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh and were bid out under multiple schemes.

The report also said the government had tendered projects with 31,500 Mw capacity of which 23,246 Mw capacity projects were awarded to developers.

These projects were tendered under programmes such as the Solar Energy Corporation of India’s 2-GW ISTS-connected scheme, 750 MW Rajasthan projects, 150 MW grid-connected floating solar PV plants, 750 MW Kadapa solar park project, the CPSU scheme’s tranche-I of 2 GW and tranche-II of 1,500 MW, and nine tranches of SECI’s wind schemes.

Source
ET Energy World
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