Modi Confident India Will Surpass Renewable Energy Target for 2022

PM Modi is confident that India will increase and surpass its renewable energy target for 2022, going beyond 175 GW to reach 220 GW capacity by 2022.

At the World Solar Technology Summit that was held on Tuesday, New and Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh while reading out Prime Minister Modi’s message at the virtual summit organised by the International Solar Alliance (ISA) revealed that PM Modi was confident that India will increase and surpass its renewable energy target for 2022, going beyond 175 GW to reach 220 GW capacity by 2022.

Modi who was due to give the inaugural address at the event, had Singh read out his message as he got caught up with other commitments.

”We have scaled up our non-fossil fuel-based generation to 134 GW, which is about 35 percent of our total power generation. We are confident of increasing it to 220 GW by 2022,” the Prime Minister’s message read.

“Technology holds the key to scale up the use of solar energy. Technological advancements have already brought about a significant reduction in the price of solar power. A further reduction in the cost will provide a major boost to the use and expansion of renewable energy,” Modi added.

In his message the PM also mentioned the ‘One World, One Sun, One Grid‘ project which is aimed at clean energy supplies across nations. He asserted that ISA is part of this project which can bring transformational benefits for the entire humanity. He also stated that the government wants to take solar energy to all villages in the country and replace diesel with this clean source in the farm sector.

Earlier the event, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the government is actively encouraging the industry, oil and gas companies in particular, to become participants in this transition to solar energy. “Our oil and gas companies are also making efforts to deploy solar panels across the value chain of their operations, and current installed solar power capacity is 270 MW.

“Additional 60 MW solar capacity will be added in the coming year. We have taken up the mission of solarising about 50 percent of fuel stations owned by public sector oil companies in the next five years,” he added.

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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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