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National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy Issued by the Govt.

Published on May 16, 2018
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) unveiled a National Wind-solar Hybrid Policy.

  • This policy seeks to promote new projects as well as hybridisation of the existing ones.
  • The government has set an ambitious target of achieving 175 gigawatt of installed capacity from renewable energy sources by 2022.
  • This includes 100 GW of solar and 60 GW of wind power capacity.
  • The policy provides for a comprehensive framework to promote large grid-connected wind-solar photovoltaic (PV) hybrid system.
  • This would facilitate efficient utilization of transmission infrastructure and help in achieving better grid stability.
  • The policy aims to encourage new technologies, methods and ways involving combined operation of wind and solar photovoltaic plants.
  • According to the policy, rated power capacity of one resource has to be at least 25% of rated power capacity of other resource for it to be a recognised hybrid project.
  • It will be on tariff based transparent bidding process.

Expected Questions

Question 1. National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy was launched under which Ministry of the Union Govt.?
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)

Question 2. The Govt. plans to achieve 175 GW of installed capacity from renewable energy sources by?

Question 3. Who is the current Minister of New and Renewable Energy?
R K Singh

Question 4. Where are the headquarters of MNRE located?
New Delhi

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