Govt. Programs/Schemes for Promotion of Grid Interactive Renewable Energy (Download PDF)

Doorsteptutor material for competitive exams is prepared by world's top subject experts: get questions, notes, tests, video lectures and more- for all subjects of your exam.

The Government is already implementing various programs/schemes for promotion of grid interactive renewable energy such as solar, wind, bio-power and small hydropower in the country. Waiver of Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) charges and losses for inter-state sale of solar and wind power for projects to be commissioned up to March, 2022.

Image of Government Implements

Image of Government Implements

Image of Government Implements

Steps to Attract Investment in the Renewable Energy Sector

  • Permitting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 100 percent under the automatic route.

  • Notification of standard bidding guidelines to enable distribution licensee to procure solar and wind power at competitive rates in cost effective manner.

  • Declaration of trajectory for Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) up to the year 2022.

  • Implementation of Green Energy Corridor project to facilitate grid integration of large scale renewable energy capacity addition.

Renewable Targets and Current Numbers

  • The Government has set a target of installing 175000 MW of renewable energy capacity by the year 2022 which includes 100000 MW from solar, 60000 MW from wind, 10000 MW from bio-power and 5000 MW from small hydro power.

  • The details of generation of electricity through renewable sources of energy during the last three years are as follows: -

Table Showing of Renewable Targets and Current Numbers

Table Showing of Renewable Targets and Current Numbers


Generation in billion units (BU)

2016 - 17


2017 - 18


2018 - 19 (up to December, 2018)


- Published/Last Modified on: May 9, 2019

Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects

Developed by: