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Achieve 100 GW clean energy by 2019-20: Niti Action Agenda

New Delhi: Premier think-tank Niti Aayog has set for the government an ambitious goal of 100 giga watt
of clean energy by 2019-20 and wants financial provision for generation and infrastructure rather than
just capacity creation.

"A renewable energy capacity of 100 GW should be achieved by 2019-20 so as to contribute to
achievement of 175 GW target by 2022. The financial support for renewable sector will be aimed at
promoting generation and infrastructure creation rather than mere capacity creation," stated the 3-Year
Action Agenda unveiled by the Niti Aayog earlier this week.

According to the Central Electricity Authority monthly report for July, India has 58.3 GW of renewable
energy capacity, including 32.5 GW wind power, 13.1 GW solar power, 4.3 GW small hydro and 8.1 GW
biomass.

The Agenda stressed on the need for developing storage solutions to boost use of clean energy in the
country.

It suggested that the state-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) should develop storage
solutions within next three years to help bring down prices through demand aggregation of both
household and grid scale batteries.

On strengthening the renewable purchase obligations (RPO) system, it favoured creation of a robust
market for renewable power by 2019-20 through effective implementation of RPOs, especially in light of
uniform targets.

It also called for encouraging renewable rich states to sell power to those with a deficit.

The blueprint made a case for creating a friendly ecosystem for integration of renewable electricity by
improving regulatory practices and better coordination through state-specific renewable action
plans.(PTI)

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