India has 40 percent non-fossil installed power capacity with over 150 GW of renewable energy

At the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015, India committed itself as part of its nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to obtain 40 percent of its installed electricity capacity from non-fossil energy sources by 2030.

India achieved this target in November 2021 with total installed energy capacity of 156.83 GW, which is 40.1 percent of fully installed electricity capacity.

“The country achieved this goal on its own in November 2021. The country’s installed renewable energy (RE) capacity is now 150.05 GW, while its nuclear installed electricity capacity is 6.78 GW, bringing the total non-fossil installed capacity Energy capacity “to 156.83 GW, that is 40.1 percent of the total installed power capacity of 390.8 GW”, announced the Ministry for New and Renewable Energies.

At the recently completed CoP26, India pledged to achieve 500 GW of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030.

The government announced to Rajya Sabha on November 30th that a total of 213.64 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity has either been installed or is in various stages of implementation.

Parliament was informed that a total of 150 GW of renewable energy capacity has already been installed in the country, including large hydropower projects.

In addition, there are renewable energy projects with 63.64 GW capacity in different phases of implementation and 32.06 GW capacity in different tendering phases.

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