|Capacity Addition of Renewable Energy|
|The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has proposed specific targets for capacity addition from wind power, small hydro power, solar power and bio-power in the country for the period 2012-17 in its Twelfth Five Year Plan proposals submitted to Planning Commission.|
A proposed target of 29,800 MW comprising 15,000 MW wind power, 2,100 MW small hydro power, 10,000 MW solar power and 2,700 MW bio-power has been proposed for capacity addition of grid-interactive renewable power during the Twelfth Five Year Plan.
State-wise targets for renewable power capacity addition during the Plan period are not fixed / proposed by the Union Government. However, as per the policy for development of renewable energy declared by the state of Maharashtra, renewable power capacity addition of 2805 MW is envisaged in the state during the Plan period.
This information was given by the Minister of New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.