CEA Report Shows RE Generation Increased by 17.2% YoY in December 19

The latest report by CEA has revealed that electricity generated from RE sources increased by 17.2 percent YoY for the month of December 2019.

The latest report by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) tracking the monthly renewable energy generation in India for the month of December 2019 has revealed that electricity generated from renewable energy (RE) sources increased by 17.2 percent year over year (YoY) from the same month in 2018, and 23.9 percent over the previous month (Nov’19).

RE December CEA

A total of 10647.33 million units of renewable energy was generated compared to 9083.27 MUs in the same month last year.

Furthermore, the report has revealed that with around 1508.51 MW of new renewable energy capacity added during the month, the increase over the same month in the previous year was 85 percent which was 816.11 MW. Of the total new capacity added in the month, the majority was provided by solar installations which saw 1203.01 MW of new installations in the month.

With that, the total installed renewable capacity in the country (as on December 31, 2019) stood at 85.91 GW, holding a 23 percent share in the country’s total energy mix which is still largely dominated by coal which accounted for 56 percent of the total share with 205.25 GW of installed capacity.

RE December CEA

Under renewables, wind with 37.51 GW holds the leading position with a 10 percent share of the country’s renewable mix, however, with solar at 33.73 GW installed capacity is closing in fast on wind in the leading position. And, with the pace of growth of both the energy technologies in the country, it won’t be long before photovoltaics take over as the leading source of renewable electricity in the country.

Overall for the financial year 19-20 until December 2019, the total energy generated from renewable sources at 105016 MUs is already greater than the total (101839) for the entire FY 17-18,  thanks to the additional installed capacity. However, the total is still short of the energy generated (126759 MUs) in the previous financial year (18-19), with only the final quarter of the year remaining.

Other key highlights from the report:

  1. After a few months of single-digit growth, RE generation grew by 17.22 percent in December 2019 as compared to December 2018.
  2. Wind Power generation during the month of December 2019 increased in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and decreased in Andhra Pradesh as compared to December 2018.
  3. Daily wind generation increased by 36.78 percent as compared to November 2019 and increase by 33.57 percent as compared to December 2018.
  4. Solar Power generation during the month of December 2019 increased in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and decreased in Punjab and Maharashtra as compared to December 2018.
  5. Daily solar generation decreased by 6.8 percent as compared to November 2019 and increased by 19.13 percent as compared to December 2018.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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