India’s RE Capacity at 92.97 GW, 419.74 MW Added in February: MNRE

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In it’s monthly summary for the cabinet for the month of February MNRE declared that India’s total renewable energy (RE) capacity has reached 92.97 GW as of February 28, 2021. 419.74 MW of RE capacity was installed during the month of February.

This inculdes 39.08 GW of Solar Capacity, 38.79 GW of Wind Capacity, 10.31 GW of Bio-power and 4.79 GW of Small Hydro Capacity. Futher, projects of 50.15 GW Capacity are at various stages of implementation. Projects of 27.02 GW Capacity are under various stages of bidding.

The monthly report detailed that solar made up 39.08 GW of the total, closely followed by wind at 38.79 GW and then 10.31 GW from Bio-power and finally 4.79 GW from small hydro projects. The ministry has revealed that projects of 50.15 GW capacity are at various stages of implementation and that 27.02 GW capacity currently under various stages of bidding.

An expenditure of Rs.2565.52 crore has been incurred up to February 28, 2021 which is around 71.44 percent of the total Revised Estimate (RE) for the Ministry for the year 2020-21 says the report.

In the recent development The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy released the approved list of models and manufacturers (ALMM) to be used for its projects. The ALMM list includes 23 manufacturers and their vetted modules which will be eligible for use in Government projects, schemes, bids which are out on or after 10th April 2021 as per the notification.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a revised draft policy framework for Decentralised Renewable Energy (DRE) livelihood application to Scale-up the currently available DRE livelihood applications and to Support development of new DRE livelihood applications. DRE-powered livelihood solutions have the potential to reduce and eventually eliminate the reliance of livelihoods on diesel and can supplement the grid supply. Livelihood applications powered by mini/micro-grids would also form part of the scope of this policy, provided such livelihood appliances are energy efficient.

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