Weekly Power Sector Round up: 11th January 2020

IEA urges India to adopt National Energy Policy proposed by NITI Aayog

“The draft National Energy Policy by NITI Aayog, currently under consultation, is an excellent framework and should be adopted swiftly to guide policy making, implementation and enforcement across central and state governments,” the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its India Report 2020.

The draft National Energy Policy proposed by NITI Aayog is a long-term energy plan for the country with a focus on rationalising energy prices, building energy infrastructure, energy security and access to affordable energy.

MNRE’s 40GW rooftop solar target unrealistic: Parliamentary Panel

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on energy said that the Government’s rooftop solar target of 40GW by 2022 is unrealistic and unlikely to be met on time.

The committee said in its latest report that as per the three year targets set by the Government, there should have been an installed rooftop solar capacity of 16,000MW by 2018-19 but as of October 2019 only 1,826 MW capacity had been reportedly installed, indicating an achievement of only 11.5% of the target.