Andhra Pradesh releases status of renewable energy installations

Andhra Pradesh (AP) has emerged as one of the leading states for renewable energy installations in recent years and now ranks second overall in India, with a cumulative capacity of 2144.876 MW.

The New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd (NREDCAP) recently released a detailed report of the status of renewable energy power projects commissioned in AP as of January 31, 2018.

Solar Power capacity installed for the year 2017-18 is 264 MW, whereas new wind capacity additions stood at 216 MW. However, cumulative solar capacity commissioned in AP up to 2016-17 was 1880.876 MW, which is almost half that of wind capacity installed over the same period.

The status report divides the capacity commissioned between the Government of India, and state policy-driven solar power installations. The cumulative capacity addition of solar by the Government of India (GoI) is 1346.426 MW, and via state policy that figure is 798.45 MW.

Recently, SECI tendered 160 MW of hybrid energy storage project in AP, and now the state is venturing into the storage sector together with the growth in the solar industry.