Energy transformation has arrived in India. According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), IndiaÂ’s total renewable capacity including solar, wind, biomass and small hydro grew by around 11.2 GW in FY2016-17, at par with thermal capacity addition, which registered a decline of 50 per cent in the year.
We are planning to formulate a Renewable Energy Act as currently, all the electricity activities come under the Electricity Act, 2003. The new Act will not only help in streamlining many aspects like power generation, supply and tariff, but will also assist in attracting investments.
Minister of New and Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdullah said that the capacity addition in the wind energy sector declined after the withdrawal of Accelerated Depreciation (AD) and Generation Based Incentive (GBI) from April 2012. In the approved 12th Plan document