CEA seeks removal of 25 mw renewable cap on hydro projects

All hydro power projects in the country may get renewable status to boost the sector.

“We have already written to the committee on measures to expedite hydro projects to remove the 25 mw cap for hydro power projects to treat it as renewable and treat all hydro power projects, including large ones as renewable,” Central Electricity Authority chairman S D Dubey told PTI.

He said the communication had been forwarded to the power ministry and would now require cabinet clearance.

If hydro power projects gets renewable status then the 1000 mw Turga pumped storage hydro power project in West Bengal, which already received CEA approval, is likely to get a boost.

The Bengal government is banking on grant from green energy fund of the Centre for the project.

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