Govt to add 29,800MW renewable energy during 12th Plan

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The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has set a target of capacity addition of 29,800 MW from various renewable energy sources during the 12th Five-year Plan period, Minister of state for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) Piyush Goyal has told the Rajya Sabha.

The target comprises 15,000 MW from wind, 10,000 MW from solar, 2,100 MW from small hydro and 2,700 MW from bio-power.

The Minister further stated that the details of power generated from the renewable energy sources in the public sector undertakings under the control of government as well as in the private sector during 2012-13 and 2013-14 are 47.61 billion units and 53.22 billion units, respectively.

An amount of Rs 19,113 crore has been provided for promotion and generation of renewable energy during the 12th Plan period. Budget allocation for the years 2015-16 and 2016-17 will be made after approval of the Annual Plans by the Government and physical targets will be fixed accordingly, the minister said.

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