Hyderabad: Telangana energy minister G. Jagadish Reddy on Friday informed the state Assembly that the state's total solar power capacity will reach 6,246 MW by 2022-23.
Replying to a question raised by the members during the question hour, Mr. Reddy said the state's present renewable energy installed capacity is 4,041 MW (solar power 3,913 MW and wind power 128 MW) as of 1 September 2021.
The state government is expecting 2,092 MW solar power from NTPC and 221 MW from rooftop projects by 2022-23, the minister said. He added that measures are being taken to encourage solar rooftop projects as per the Net Metering Regulations as notified by Telangana State Electricity Regulation Commission (TSERC).
He said the government is also encouraging municipal solid waste and refuse-derived fuel-based power projects in the state. As part of it, the state government has sanctioned 76 MW waste-to-energy. Of them, 38.4 MW projects were commissioned at Jawahar Nagar and 19.8 MW is under operation level, the minister added.
Regarding subsidies on renewable energy, Mr. Reddy said the government was giving 40 per cent subsidy for 1KW to 3KW, 30 per cent for 3KW to 10KW and 20 per cent for above 10KW. He said that consumer awareness programmes were being taken up to promote non-conventional energy programmes in the state.