The Renewable Energy (RE) potential in India is 8,89,508 Mega Watt. The Government of India, in pursuit of energy security and for minimizing impact on environment, has been prioritizing the development of RE sector through its policies and programmes.

While a draft document on the National Mission on Small Hydro nudges industry to invest, the success of such projects lies in proper implementation, writes Maulik Madhu.

For the development of new and renewable sources of energy in the State, various incentive have been declared from time to time to create installed capacity through projects of different sources of renewable energy. There are abundant new and renewable energy sources available in the state.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has set out to produce comprehensive, reliable data sets on renewable energy capacity and use worldwide. The first such data set shows renewable power-generation capacity for 2000-2014. The renewable power capacity data shown represents the maximum net generating capacity of power plants and other installations that use renewable energy sources to produce electricity. For most countries and technologies, the data reflects the capacity installed and connected at the end of the calendar year.

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission hereby publishes under sub-section (3) of Section 181 of the Electricity Act, 2003, the following draft of the Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Renewable Energy) Regulations, 2015.

The state has an estimated potential of 3,000 megawatts (Mw), largely untapped as far as micro and mini hydel projects are concerned. Only 170 Mw of small hydro projects have been installed.

The National Mission on Small Hydro will be a joint initiative of the Government of India and State Governments to enrich remote and rural areas in power generation. The mission would give unique opportunity of entrepreneurship development, lively hood opportunities in rural areas and would be an effective tool to achieve 24X7 Power to all.

Community managed micro/mini hydro power projects with effective support and partnership with public and private sector has the potential to sustainably address the unmet demand of energy in rural areas of Uttarakhand.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on power from small hydro project, 08/12/2014.

The purpose of the study is to present a detailed overview of the status of renewable energy in Maharashtra and to identify the key barriers and challenges to the growth of RE in the state.