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Status of Renewable Energy Development in India in 2016-17

Sector Power
Undertaken By World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE)
Undertaken By base
Year 2017

The Government of India has ambitious plans to scale up renewable energy, and stakeholders are deliberating cost-effective ways to integrate a largeever increasing quantum of renewables with the power system. A challenge being faced today is the lack of robust data on renewable energy, which confines limits the understanding ability of stakeholders to explore develop solutions. The current data regime is weak because of which it is difficult to gather obtain information on major trends and growth trajectories, market outlook, bottlenecks to deployment and procurement of renewable energy. This initiative attempts to bridge this gap by compiling robust and accurate data on renewable energy from multiple sources and disseminating it through a comprehensive web-based portal, “All About Renewables”. Data from this portal has been assimilated into a special report to present an annual review of India’s renewable energy sector.

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  • Status of Renewable Energy Development in India in 2016-17
  • This report synthesizes a host of developments in the renewables sector during the year 2016-17 covering power generation from various renewable energy technologies, advances in policy and regulatory frameworks, growth in manufacturing capacity and investment flows, and contribution of renewables to emissions reduction. The analysis shows that 2016-17 has been a landmark year for renewables in India – capacity addition surpassing capacity added from conventional sources for the first time, quantum jump of generation from renewables, record low tariffs of solar and wind power, India’s largest power utility, National Thermal Power Corporation, expanding its renewables portfolio, as well as several policy developments.

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