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CEA,  CEEW launch Dashboard for Information on Renewable Projects in India

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) & CEEW’s CEF (Council on Energy, Environment and Water – Centre for Energy Finance) have launched the ‘India Renewables Dashboard’. The dashboard will provide detailed operational information on Renewable Energy (RE) projects in India.

  • The dashboard is supported by the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation & was launched by Sandesh Kumar Sharma, member (planning) of CEA.
  • It captures daily generation data at the state, regional and national levels for aggregate 93 GigaWatts (GW) of installed RE capacity in India.
  • The dashboard automates the process of updating daily RE generation.

Benefits

i.All the information on dashboard will be freely available to policymakers, developers, financiers, and the public.

ii.It will help in  improving project implementation, infrastructure planning and power generation forecasting in the renewables sector.

Key Stats

i.The dashboard captures data at a plant level for a subset of projects.

ii.According to the India Renewables Dashboard (as on April 20, 2021),

  • India’s Solar Power Generation was 172.3 Million kilowatt hour (kWh)
  • Total Wind Power Generation was 168.3 Million kWh
  • Solar & Wind power constituted a combined 8.3% share for two sources in Total electricity generation (on April 20, 2021).

ii.India’s highest daily generation figures recorded in the past 1 year for solar and wind energy are 216.5 million kWh & 444.5 million kWh.

Fact

India Targets 175 GW Renewable Energy by 2022 – 100 GW Solar, 60 GW Wind, 10 GW Bio-Energy, 5 GW Small Hydro.

Recent Related News:

i.March 30, 2021, According to ‘Global Wind Report 2021’ released by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), India may miss its 2022 Renewable Energy Capacity Targets.

About  Central Electricity Authority (CEA)

It comes under the Ministry of Power
Chairperson – P.S. Mhaske
Head Office – New Delhi

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)

CEO – Arunabha Ghosh
Head Office – New Delhi





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