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New & Renewable Energy
Dr. Satish Balram Agnihotri
Ratan P. Watal
New and Renewable Energy to be a significant source in furtherance of the national aim of energy security and energy independence
Develop, demonstrate and commercialize technologies for harnessing new and renewable energy sources in close concert with corporate, scientific and technical institutions. Replace use of different fossil fuels wherever possible, and increase access to electricity/ lighting in remote and rural areas, through Renewable Energy Systems Increase the contribution of Renewable Energy in the total energy mix of the country to 6 per cent by 2022, with about 12 per cent contribution to total electricity mix by 2016-17.
- Commission for Additional Sources of Energy (CASE) in 1981.
- Department of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (DNES) in 1982.
- Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES) in 1992.
- Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES) renamed as Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in 2006.
- To promote deployment of grid-interactive renewable power generation projects to augment contribution of renewables in total electricity mix.
- To promote renewable energy initiatives for meeting energy needs in rural areas
- To promote renewable energy initiatives to supplement energy needs in urban areas
- To promote renewable energy initiatives to supplement energy needs in industry and commercial establishments
- To promote research, design and development activities at premier national institutions and industries on different aspects of new and renewable energy (NRE) technologies.
- New initiatives and management actions
- Development of resource base
- Funding of Clean Energy projects
- Monitoring Systems for installed projects
|Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry||Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies)||Success Indicator||Unit||FY 11/12||FY 12/13||FY 13/14||FY 14/15||FY 15/16|
|1. Creating Additional Generation Capacity (RE initiative) to supplement the conventional Energy initiatives of the country||CERC/SERC/Ministry of Power/Ministry of Environment and Forests/State Governments and Implementing Agencies||Capacity installed during the year (MW )||MW||3385||3163||3330||4000||5000|
|Percentage of RE w.r.t total power installed in the country||%||17.83||15.33||18||19||20|
|2. Meeting Energy needs of Rural areas under Remote Village Electrification /Energy Accecss programme||Ministry of Power (responsible for identification of remote villages not likely to receive grid connectivity under RGGVY)||No. of remote villages/hamlets covered||No.||905||975|
|Biomass Gasifier for village energy supply||No.||50||25||35||50||50|
|3. Meeting Energy needs in urban/industrial/rural sectors under other off-grid programmes||Ministry of Power/Ministry of Rural Development||Family Type Biogas Plants||No. in Lakhs||1.5||1.25||1.1||1.25||1.25|
|Solar Photovoltaic lighting systems financed by rural Banks||No.||100000||125000||150000||175000||190000|
|Installation of Solar Thermal systems in Urban areas and industry||in Lakh Sq. mtr||11||1.41||4.5||6.5||6.75|
|4. Percentage of Energy produced in the Electricity Mix||Ministry of Power/Central Electricity Authority||Renewable Energy produced in the Electricity Mix||Million Units|
|Percentage of Renewable Energy used in the Energy Mix||MW||5.8||6.5|
|5. Power Generation from Renewable Energy||Ministry of Power/CEA||Actual power Generation per MW of Total Installed capacity||million units/MW||1.8||1.9||2|
|Unit cost of power produced from various sources||cost/ unit||5.5||5.40|
|Generation from various Renewable Energy projects based on data collected through CEA||MW|