India meets target of 40% power generation capacity from non-fossil sources

India’s target of reaching 40% of the installed capacity from non-fossil energy sources by 2030 has been achieved in November 2021.

December 3, 2021

This feat is in line with the Prime Minister's announcement at the recently concluded COP26 climate change conference.

The country’s installed renewable energy (RE) capacity amounts to 150.05GW.

Its nuclear energy-based installed capacity amounts to 6.78GW.

The GOI is committed to reaching 500 GW of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030.

India’s target of generating 40% of its installed electricity generation capacity from non-fossil energy sources has been reached, as per a statement by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy on December 2. As per the statement, “At COP 21, as part of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), India had committed to achieving 40 percent of its installed electricity capacity from non-fossil energy sources by 2030. The country has achieved this target in November 2021 itself.” The statement also underlined the GOI’s commitment in reaching the target of 500 GW of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030.

The country’s installed renewable energy (RE) capacity amounts to 150.05GW, while the nuclear energy-based installed capacity amounts to 6.78GW, bringing the total non-fossil fuels based installed energy capacity to 156.83 GW, at 40.1% of the total installed electricity capacity of 390.8 GW. This is in alignment with the Prime Minister’s announcement at the recently concluded COP26 climate change conference.