India has achieved the ambitious target of 40 per cent of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has said that total installed non-fossil fuel-based capacity stands at 156.83 Giga Watts in the country. It said, the country has achieved this target last month, way ahead of the target year set at Conference of the Parties-21 held in France.
The Ministry said, as a part of its Nationally Determined Contributions, India had committed to achieve 40 percent of its installed electricity capacity from non-fossil energy sources by 2030. The country’s installed Renewable Energy capacity today stands at 150.05 Giga Watts while its nuclear energy-based installed electricity capacity stands at 6.78 Giga Watts. It said, this brings the total non-fossil based installed energy capacity to 156.83 Giga Watts which is 40.1 percent of the total installed electricity capacity of over 390 Giga Watts.
The Ministry said, the government is committed to achieve 500 Giga Watts of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by the year 2030 in line with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcement at the recently concluded CoP-26.