Weekly Power Sector Round up: 18th December 2021

India added 11.1GW solar capacity in 2021 until November

India added about 11.1 GW of solar capacity from January to November 2021, a 249% year-on-year increase. Cumulatively, India’s renewable energy capacity has reached about 104GW, according to data released by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE).

“Solar energy now contributes about 47 per cent share in the total renewable energy segment now making it the largest contributor followed by wind energy with 38 per cent, bio-power with 10 per cent, and small hydro with 5 per cent,” said the report by JMK Research.

Installed nuclear power capacity grew 40% in the last 7 years

India’s installed nuclear power capacity has grown from 4,780MW to 6,780MW in the past 7 years, an increase of ~40%, the Govt said.

The country is pursuing an indigenous three-stage nuclear power programme to provide long term energy security in a sustainable manner, Minister of State in the Department of Space and Department of Atomic Energy, Dr. Jitendra Singh said in response to a question in the Lok Sabha.