Renewable energy capacities at 42.8 GW pip hydro generation

Helped by policy initiatives and early stage private investments in solar and wind power, the renewable energy sector has for the first time surpassed hydro power generation.

According to the Central Electricity Authority data, the total capacity of renewable energy sector increased to 42,849.38 MW, surpassing the total capacity of hydro power sector at 42,783.42 MW, out of the nation’s total installed capacity of a little over 3 lakh MW on April 30, 2016.

The total capacity of the thermal sector stood at 2,11,420.40 MW, the data showed...................Read more


Source: The Hindu

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