Hyderabad: Following a feasibility study, the National Institute of Wind Energy has estimated a potential to tap 4,244 MW of wind energy in Telangana state.
Disclosing this at the 4th Green Energy Summit-2016 held at New Delhi on Wednesday, TS energy minister G. Jagadish Reddy said the state government would unveil its wind power policy. “Capacity allotment has been done for 361 MW and projects would be commissioned by 2017-18,” he said.
He said the state government had set the process in motion to tap 5000 MW of renewable energy by April 2017.
Contracts for 515 MW solar capacity were awarded in April 2015 and for another 1,988 MW in December 2015 to successful bidders.
The state is expected to have 3,790 MW of solar energy based capacity by 2017-18, the minister said.
Waste-to-energy projects were being promoted and the Electricity Regulatory Commission had called for consultation of stake holders as part of the tariff determination process for municipal solid waste plants.
This is expected to give a clear view to the investors planning to set up MSW power plants, he said....