India Achieves 40 Per Cent Non-Fossil Based Installed Power Capacity With Over 150 GW Renewable Energy
At the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris, as part of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), India had committed to achieving 40 per cent of its installed electricity capacity from non-fossil energy sources by 2030.
India achieved this target in November 2021, with its total non-fossil based installed energy capacity reaching 156.83 GW, which is 40.1 per cent of the fully installed electricity capacity.
“The country has achieved this target in November 2021 itself. The country’s installed Renewable Energy (RE) capacity today stands at 150.05 GW while its nuclear energy based installed electricity capacity stands at 6.78 GW. This brings the total non-fossil based installed energy capacity to 156.83 GW which is 40.1 per cent of the total installed electricity capacity of 390.8 GW,” the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said.
At the recently concluded CoP26, India has committed to achieving 500 GW of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030.
The government on 30 November informed Rajya Sabha that a total of 213.64 gigawatts (GW) renewable energy capacity has either been installed or is under various stages of implementation.
The Parliament was told that a total of 150 GW renewable energy capacity, including large hydropower projects, has already been installed in the country to date.
Further, renewable energy projects of 63.64 GW capacity are under various stages of implementation, and 32.06 GW capacity are under different bidding stages.