Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Progress made by India in the field of New and Renewable Energy
01 AUG 2023 4:45PM by PIB Delhi
The Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy and Power has informed that the installed renewable energy capacity in India has increased from 115.94 GW in March 2018 to 172.00 GW in March 2023, i.e., an increase of around 1.48 times.
Further, as per information provided by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), 365.60 Billion Units (BU) of electricity have been generated during the year 2022-23, from renewable energy sources across the country.
Globally, India has the fourth largest Installed Capacity of renewable energy as per Renewable Energy Statistics 2023 released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
The Minister stated that on October 9, 2022, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, dedicated to the nation India's first Battery Storage and Solar Power based 'Suryagram' - "Modhera" in Gujarat, with round-the-clock Renewable Power Supply. The Minister has also informed that a 6 MW ground-mounted solar power plant with 15 MWh Battery Energy Storage System and Rooftop Solar systems on all feasible household and Government buildings are providing solar power to the entire Modhera village, which has a population of around 6,500 people.
This information has been given by the Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy and Power Shri R. K. Singh, in a written reply to a question, in Rajya Sabha today, August 1, 2023.
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