21 Dec 2013

Alternative Energy Sources

The installation of Grid Connected Solar Power and Wind Power Projects is a continuing process. 
 So far 2101 MW capacity Grid Connected Solar Power Plants and 19,881 MW of Wind Power Plants have been installed in the country. 

The steps taken by the Government, to employ alternative energy source on a large scale are as under:
  1. Government of India has launched Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) on 11th January, 2010. The Mission targets deployment of 20,000 MW of grid connected solar power by 2022 in three phases.

  1. Provision for renewable purchase obligation for solar has been made in the National Tariff Policy.

  1. Concessional Import duty/Excise duty exemption for setting up of solar power plants, accelerated depreciation and tax holiday.

  1. Generation based incentive and facility for bundled power for Grid connected Solar & Wind Power Projects through various interventions announced from time to time.

  1. Awareness programmes such as exhibitions, training workshops etc. are being conducted.

  1. Several R&D efforts have been initiated for new technologies and improvement in efficiency.

This information was given by the Minister of New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. 

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