Chandrababu Naidu seeks Centre’s support for renewable projects in AP
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu today sought Centre’s support to make his state a ‘model state’ in renewable energy projects including solar and wind hybrid projects.
Naidu met coal, power and new & renewable energy minister Piyush Goyal here and discussed various issues related to development of power and renewable energy sector in Andhra Pradesh.
“We have discussed issues related to development of power sector in the state,” Goyal said after around a two-hour long meeting with the chief minister.
A senior state official said the Andhra Pradesh government also wants to capitalise on the big opportunity of developing the power sector in the state, particularly the renewable energy sector.
He said that the state has conducive conditions like required sunlight for solar power and speedy wind to run mills for generating electricity.
Under the National Solar Mission, India has increased its targeted solar power generation capacity by five-fold to 100Gw by 2022.
At present, the solar power generation capacity is around 4,000Mw .Thus, there is a huge potential to develop solar plants in the country.