HYDERABAD: After being assigned the task of promoting India as a renewable energy investment destination and achieve 175 GW power by 2022, the NITI Aayog would assist states in achieving their targets, said Anil Jain Aayog’s advisor.
Anil met principal secretary, industries and commerce and energy Arvind Kumar on Friday to discuss integration of renewable energy into electricity grid.
He said that Centre and states need to coordinate to promote India as renewable energy investment destination.
Giving an overview of the energy scenario in TS, Arvind Kumar said that the state has so far commissioned 3,800 MW of solar power. Telangana’s solar policy has been widely appreciated and received tremendous response to the tenders floated for 2,500 MW solar power. So far, 100 MW wind power has been commissioned and nine locations have been identified to take up wind power projects.
State is planning to opt for Hybrid (wind and solar) power generation in the Hyderabad Pharma City and NIMZ, he added.
The installed capacity in thermal which is around 8,000 MW now, would go up by another 9,000 MW by 2018 with the commissioning of Damarcherla (4000 MW), Manuguru (1080 MW) and NTPC Ramagundam (4000 MW).
Arvind Kumar asked NITI Aayog to look into infrastructure constraints and suggest models which would encourage renewable energy that would also be a sustainable model for Discoms.