Steps taken by the government to promote Renewable Energy

The installed Renewable energy capacity (including large hydro) has increased from 76.37 GW in March 2014 to 150.54 GW in November 2021, i.e. an increase of around 97%.

The Government has taken several measures to promote renewable energy in the country. These include:-

• Permitting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 100 percent under the automatic route,

• Waiver of Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) charges for inter-state sale of solar and wind power for projects to be commissioned by 30th June 2025,

• Laying of new transmission lines and creating new sub-station capacity for evacuation of renewable power,

• Declaration of trajectory for Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) up to the year 2022,

• Setting up of RE parks to provide land and transmission to RE developers on a plug and play basis,

• Schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evamUtthaanMahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM), Solar Rooftop Phase II, 12000 MW CPSU Scheme Phase II, etc,

• Notification of standards for deployment of solar photovoltaic system/devices,

• Setting up of Project Development Cell for attracting and facilitating investments,

• Standard Bidding Guidelines for tariff based competitive bidding for procurement of Power from Grid Connected Solar PV and Wind Projects.

• Government has issued orders that power shall be dispatched against Letter of Credit (LC) or advance payment to ensure timely payment by distribution licensees to RE generators.

• Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) launched to facilitate procurement of RE power through power exchange in the country.

This information was given by Shri R. K Singh, Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.



    Source PIB