Andhra Pradesh commissions 8,203 MW renewable energy capacity-ET
New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh, a major renewable energy producer, has an installed renewable energy generation capacity of around 8,203 megawatt (MW).
Of this capacity, commissioned till 31 July 2020, wind energy projects took the largest share with 4,080 MW capacity, followed by solar energy with a capacity of 3,530 MW commissioned, according to information shared by New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) on its website.
It said that the total solar capacity commissioned up to 2019-20 was about 3,522 MW. The renewable energy status update also showed that out of all the segments, only solar projects of 8.75 MW capacity were commissioned during 2020-21.
According to Mercom India, Andhra Pradesh has installed solar capacity of about 3.6 gigawatt (GW) and a project pipeline of 1.3 GW.
In small hydro projects, the state has commissioned a total of 103 MW capacity till 31 July of this year, while biomass, biomass energy co-generation, and bagasse projects contributed a total of 445 MW to the state’s renewable energy capacity.
The share of municipal solid waste and industrial waste capacity stood at 47 MW, according to the New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh.
It added that the total renewable energy capacity commissioned up to 2019-20 in the state was 8,194 MW.
The Andhra Pradesh government in July had announced its renewable energy export policy, 2020 which would apply to solar, wind, and wind-solar hybrid projects. Under this policy, the land in the state would be used for renewable energy projects for the purpose of export to other states.