India: Andhra Pradesh has Commissioned 8,207 MW Renewable Energy Capacity so Far

Of the 8,207 MW capacity installed till September, wind energy projects took the largest share with 4,080 MW capacity.

New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh, a major producer of renewable energy (RE), has installed RE generation capacity of about 8,207 megawatt (MW) till 30 September 2020, according to the latest data. The state had an installed RE capacity of about 8,203 MW till 31 July 2020.

Of the 8,207 MW capacity installed till September, wind energy projects took the largest share with 4,080 MW capacity, followed by solar energy with a capacity of 3,535 MW commissioned, according to information shared by the New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP), the state’s nodal agency for implementation of RE programmes, on its website.

The top three firms with the largest wind energy capacity projects in the state were Skeiron Renewable Energy, Helios Infratech, Energon Power, and Orange Anantapur Wind Power. Skeiron Renewable has an 189-MW wind project in Amidyala, Helios has an 100.8 MW project in Bhadrapuram, and Energon and Orange each have 100 MW capacity projects at Beluguppa and Honnura-Palturu, respectively.

It said that the total solar capacity commissioned up to 2019-20 was about 3,522 MW. The renewable energy status update also showed that out of all the segments, only solar projects of 13.75 MW capacity were commissioned during 2020-21.

In small hydro projects, the state has commissioned a total of 103 MW capacity till 31 September of this year, while biomass, biomass energy co-generation, and bagasse projects contributed a total of 443 MW to the state’s renewable energy capacity.

The share of municipal solid waste and industrial waste capacity stood at 47 MW, according to the NREDCAP document. It added that the total renewable energy capacity commissioned up to 2019-20 in the state was 8,194 MW.

The Andhra Pradesh government in July had announced its renewable energy export policy, 2020 which would apply to solar, wind, and wind-solar hybrid projects. Under this policy, the land in the state would be used for renewable energy projects for the purpose of export to other states.


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