The contribution of renewable energy to the total power generation is estimated to be 4.7%, 5.5% and 6.4% during 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 respectively. A capacity addition of 11,246 MW has been achieved from renewable energy sources during the last 3 years.
Renewable power generation capacity of 14,657 MW have been added in the country during the 11th Five Year Plan period. A potential of over 2,45,000 MW from various renewable energy sources have been estimated in the country. So far 28,067 MW renewable power generation capacity have been installed.
To encourage use of renewable energy sources, the Ministry encourages private sector investment and offers incentives such as Capital Subsidy, Generation Based Incentive, Accelerated Depreciation for Renewable Energy Projects.
This information was given by Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah in the Rajya Sabha today.