In the year 2021-2022 the renewables industry is to contribute 21% of electricity demand in
India. This news is from NEW DELHI: The power minister of India RK Singh said on
Thursday that the renewable energy resources are expected to account for 21% electricity in
demand in the year 2021.
RK Singh is the chief of the Central electricity authority‘s national electricity plan, as per the plan,
the contribution of renewable energy sources is estimated to be around 21 percent of the
the total electricity demand of the country in the year 2021-22 and 24 percent by 2026-27. This
the statement was issued by the power ministry. Some of the major steps taken by the Indian
government to achieve the goals and targets of the renewable energy industry include
allowing foreign direct investment up to a hundred percent under the automatic route,
strengthening of Power Purchase Agreements(PPAs) and mandating requirement of Letter
of Credit(LC) as payment security mechanism by distribution licensees for ensuring timely
payments to renewable energy generators.
Additionally, the Indian government has set a goal of 175 GW of renewable energy capacity
in the country by the year 2022. This includes 100 GW from solar, 60 GW from wind, 10 GW
from biomass, and 5 GW from small hydropower.
An institution called the Ministry of new and renewable energy; MNRE headquartered in New
Delhi is part of the government of India to analyze and implement new and existing policies
with respect to this field. Some of the institutes that MNRE has tied up with are as follows:
● National Institute of Solar Energy
● National Institute of Wind Energy
● National Institute of renewable energy
● Solar energy Corporation of India
● Association of renewable energy agency of the state
● The Indian Renewable energy Development Department.