Maharashtra to Generate 25 GW of Energy through Solar

Solar energy projects of 4,000 MW as work orders will be given between March and December 2019.

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Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Maharashtra Energy Minister, briefed the legislative council about the government’s set target of generating 25GW of electricity through solar power. The brief information was given in response to the questions asked by MLCs Anandrao Patil, Hemant Takle, Bhai Jagtap and others during the question hour.

Bawankule said “Maharashtra is number one state in producing power through renewable energy, with 7,500 MW generation capacity. The government wants to take to this capacity to 10,000 MW…We have started new power generation units, in which we are focusing more on renewable energy. We plan to generate around 25,000 MW through solar energy.”

Bawankule in addition said, the government will particularly focus on electricity generation from renewable sources between 2021 and 2030, “We are planning to provide power to every farmer through solar energy and have already issued work orders for 800 MW solar power projects.”

Also, solar energy projects of 4,000 MW as work orders will be given between March and December 2019, he added.

The state government was keen on generating power through atomic energy only if the Centre proposes it in Maharahtra, the minister mentioned upon responding to a query.

Source: ET Energy World

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