India to set up RE capacity of 500 GW by 2030

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on June 25, 2019 Published on June 25, 2019

India aims to set up 500 GW of renewable energy generation capacity by 2030, Aanand Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, said.

“India would have installed 175 GW of RE capacity by 2022 without taking into account large hydro and 225 GW including large hydro. By 2030, India plans to establish 500 GW of renewable energy capacity.” Kumar said at the 17th meeting of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Council held in Abu Dhabi.

Kumar said fighting against climate change and adoption of renewable energy is a matter of faith and commitment for India. Kumar suggested that IRENA should work to enhance capacity of RE institutions in member countries and focus on innovation and new areas like hydrogen as energy carrier, storage.

Published on June 25, 2019
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