India has embarked on an exciting journey: set to reach 40 percent energy from non-fossil sources by 2022: Minister

India is set to achieve 450 GW renewable energy installed capacity by 2030, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said on Monday

Oct 12, 2021
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India is set to achieve 450 GW renewable energy installed capacity by 2030, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said on Monday.

Minister for New and Renewable Energy RK Singh said at an event to mark Climate and Biodiversity Week at Expo2020 Dubai, "India is already ahead of what we pledged in our Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Already 39 per cent of our installed capacity is from non-fossil based sources. By 2022 we will reach our target of 40 per cent."

"We are launching the Green Corridor Phase 2 and we are generally expanding transmission to put in place systems for renewable power evacuation from sites where irradiation is high, or wind speed is high," he said further.
 
Speaking on the opportunities for green hydrogen in India, Singh said that his ministry will work out with bids for electrolysers and that mandates for green hydrogen consumption in refining, fertilizer, piped natural gas, ANI news agency said. 

"India has embarked on an exciting journey and is treading where no one has ventured before, and SECI will continue to work towards meeting the ambition of 450 GW by 2030," the minister added.