82.21 BU Solar Energy Produced This Financial Year Till January

82.21 BU Solar Energy Produced This Financial Year Till January

New Delhi, March 15 (TNA) As per the information available on the website of Central Electricity Authority, around 82.21 BU of electricity is generated from solar power projects in the country including Haryana, till January, 2023 in the current Financial Year 2022- 23, Union Minister of Renewable Energy & Power R K Singh told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

The Government has taken several steps to promote renewable energy, including solar energy, in the country, he added while pointing out that major steps taken to promote renewable energy including solar energy in the country include

waiver of Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) charges for inter-state sale of solar and wind power for projects to be commissioned by 30th June 2025 and declaration of trajectory for Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) up to the year 2029-30.

Others steps taken include setting up of Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Parks to provide land and transmission to RE developers for installation of RE projects at large scale, schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM), Solar Rooftop Phase II, 12000 MW CPSU Scheme Phase II and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 100 percent under the automatic route continued.

The laying of new transmission lines and creating new sub-station capacity under the Green Energy Corridor Scheme for evacuation of renewable power and notification of standards for deployment of solar photovoltaic system/devices has also enhanced the solar energy capacity.

Project Development Cell for attracting and facilitating investments have beens et up, Standard Bidding Guidelines for tariff based competitive bidding process for procurement of Power from Grid Connected Solar PV and Wind Projects have been established, government has issued orders that power shall be dispatched against Letter of Credit (LC) or advance payment to ensure timely payment by distribution licensees to RE generators.

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