Government has formulated Integrated Energy Policy covering all sources of Energy: Piyush Goyal

MNRE

Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha said that Government has framed an Integrated Energy Policy (IEP) document that gives a roadmap to develop energy supply options and increased exploitation of renewable energy sources. Additionally, for promotion of Renewable Energy, Government has amended the National Tariff Policy for electricity in January 2016.  By this amendment several provisions for promotion of renewable energy have been made.

Detailing on the plan to achieve 100 GW of solar target by 2022 through installation of projects under various schemes, the Minister said MNRE has launched several schemes which includes:

  • Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects.
  • Scheme for Development of Solar PV Power Plants on Canal Banks/ Canal Tops.
  • Scheme for setting up of 300 MW of Grid connected Solar PV Power Projects by    Defence Establishments under Ministry of Defence and Para Military forces with Viability Gap Funding (VGF) under Batch-IV of Phase-II/III of National Solar Mission.
  • Implementation of scheme for setting up of 1000 MW of Grid- Connected Solar   PV      Power Projects by CPSUs with VGF under Batch-V of Phase-II of JNNSM.
  • Implementation of Scheme for Setting up of 15000 MW of Grid connected Solar PV Power Projects under Batch II of Phase II of National Solar Mission (by NTPC/NVVN)
  • Setting up of 2000 MW Grid connected solar power with VGF through Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)
  • Development of Solar Cities Programme
  • Scheme for Development of Solar Zones in the country.

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