June 25, 2019 / 1:42 PM / 3 months ago

India plans to add 500 GW renewable energy by 2030 - govt

NEW DELHI, June 25 (Reuters) - India plans to add 500 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy to its electricity grid by 2030, in a bid to clean up air in its cities and increase the share of renewables in its electricity grid, the government said on Tuesday.

“By 2030 India plans to establish 500 GW of Renewable Energy capacity,” said Anand Kumar, senior official at India’s renewable energy ministry.

“India would have installed 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022 without taking into account large hydro and 225 GW including large hydro,” Kumar said in a statement. (Reporting by Sudarshan Varadhan)

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