Ministry of power happroved proposal by CERC for transmission schemes for 66.5 GW RE generation

Union Ministry of power has approved proposal by Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) for transmission schemes for 66.5 GW renewable energy (RE) generation. It aims to speed up the green projects in the country on July 18.

About the Project: 
The Ministry plans to achieve the targets in consultation with the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) and Central Transmission Utility (CTU). It has identified transmission schemes for around 66.5 GW of RE generation. It comprises of 28 GW under Phase-I and around 38.5 GW under Phase-II. It will be a part of National Renewable Energy Mission of setting up of 175 GW of RE capacity.

India has agreed to Paris Agreement on Environment that the country will set up 175 GW of RE capacities by 2022 under the Nationally Determined Contribution. About 80 GW of RE generation has already been commissioned in May 2019. Rest of the balance, 95 GW, has been planned to come up in the next three years.

Renewable energy:
Energy that is collected from renewable resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat is called Renewable energy.

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