As per information from the Central Electricity Authority, the percentage share of renewable energy in total power generation increased from 4.97 per cent in 2012-13 to about 5.7 per cent by February 2016. This was stated by Piyush Goyal, Minister for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy.
The Minister stated the government has recently approved amendments in the Tariff Policy in January 2016. This envisages a long-term trajectory of RPO, prescribing purchase of solar energy to promote renewable energy, from the date of notification of the policy, which shall be such that it reaches up to 8 per cent of the total electricity consumption by March 2022.
The Minister also stated the government is implementing a Green Energy Corridor Project for strengthening intra-state and inter-state transmission systems along with other control infrastructure for the capacity addition of renewable power.