In line with the government's emphasis to make India energy self-sufficient, a technical and economic viability study on integrating 175 GW of renewable energy into India’s electricity grid by 2022 was released by the Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal on Thursday.
The first part of the study 'Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India’s Electricity Grid' was released by the minister. The second volume that would take an in-depth view at system operations in the Western and Southern regions.
The study, developed under the US-India bilateral program 'Greening the Grid', confirms the technical and economic viability of integrating 175 GW of renewable energy into India’s power grid by 2022, and identifies the future course of actions that are favourable for such integration. The Government of India in 2015 had set the ambitious target of adding 100 GW of solar energy and 60 GW of wind energy into the country’s energy mix.