Center Has Taken A Number Of Steps To Increase Solar Power Generation

The Government have taken following steps to increase solar energy generation in the country:-

  • Announcement of a target of installing 100 GW of solar energy capacity by December, 2022.
  • Waiver of Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) charges and losses for inter-state sale of solar power for projects to be commissioned up to December, 2022.
  • Permitting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 100 percent under the automatic route.
  • Notification of standard bidding guidelines to enable distribution licensees to procure solar and wind power at competitive rates in cost effective and transparent manner.
  • Declaration of trajectory for Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) up to year 2022.
  • Implementation of Green Energy Corridor project to facilitate grid integration of large scale renewable energy capacity addition.
  • Notification of Quality Standards for deployment of solar photovoltaic system/devices.
  • Launch of various schemes including. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan Yojana (PM-KUSUM), CPSU (Government Producers) Scheme -Phase II and Solar Rooftop Phase II program.

This information was provided by Union Minister of State (IC) New & Renewable Energy, Power and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri R.K. Singh, in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

This is a PIB News-feed; edited by Clean-Future Team