Karnataka Ranks First in Grid Interactive Renewable Power Capacity: Report

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According to an RBI publication, Karnataka ranked first among all Indian states when comparing the total installed power of grid-interactive renewable energy with the total capacity at 15,463 megawatts (mw).


According to the RBI statement renewable power includes power from different sources, including bio-power, solar power as well as small hydro power, waste energy and wind power.

The seventh edition of the Reserve Bank of India’s statistical publication, titled “Handbook of Statistics on Indian States 2021-22”, was released on Saturday by the Reserve Bank of India.

This publication includes sub-national statistics covering socio-demographics and state domestic products, agriculture, price, wages, and industry across Indian states for various time periods, ranging from 1951 through 2021-22. Two new sections, namely health and environment, have been added to the current Handbook.

As per the report, Tamil Nadu, with 15,225 mw, came at the second; Gujarat, with 13,153 mw, was at third position while Maharashtra, with 10,267 mw, was at the fourth position. Maharashtra was followed by Rajasthan with 10,205 mw, Andhra Pradesh with 8,969 mw, Madhya Pradesh 5,206 mw, Telangana 4,378 mw, Uttar Pradesh 3,879 mw, Punjab 1,617 mw, Himachal Pradesh 988 mw and Uttarakhand 713 mw in that order.

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Through this publication, the Reserve Bank has been disseminating wide-ranging data on the regional economies of India.

Data for the calculation of state-wise total installed capacity of grid interactive renewable power had been sourced through Energy Statistics from the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and the states’ figures of installed capacity was till the end of March 2021.

Also according to Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), Karnataka distribution companies were the top sellers of renewable energy under Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM).

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