Government to notify RPOs till 2030 to meet 500 GW target

The power ministry plans to come out with renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets till 2030 keeping in view the 500 GW renewable energy target announced by the prime minister at COP 26.

Presently RPOs have been notified till 2022. The nationally determined contribution (NDC) target of non-fossil energy capacity has been raised to 500 GW by 2030 from 450 GW earlier. Of the targetted capacity, around 450 GW is expected to be contributed from solar and wind, while 70-100 GW will be from hydropower plants. currently, the country has an existing RE capacity of about 149 GW (including large hydro) and 63 GW of capacity is under construction taking the total to 212 GW. (Central sector)

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