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Telangana to commission another 1,000 MW solar energy capacity in 6-8 months

Telangana to commission another 1,000 MW solar energy capacity in 6-8 months
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Telangana will add another 1,000 MW of solar energy capacity in next six to eight months taking the total installed capacity to over 4,500 MW in solar power segment, a senior official said Wednesday. Telangana stands at second position with a generation capacity of over 3,500 MW commissioned through solar energy.

Another 1,000 MW are in the pipeline which will be commissioned likely in the next six to eight months, Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Ltd (TSREDCO) Vice-Chairman and Managing Director N Janaiah said. Telangana has a vast solar potential estimated at 20. 41 GW and a wind energy potential of 4.2 GW. Telangana has a total installed capacity of 4,036 MW renewable energy power including solar energy (ground mount) at 3,583 MW and wind energy of 128 MW besides contribution from other renewable energy sources, Janaiah told reporters here on the sidelines of an event to announce RenewX-2019, a Renewable Energy trade expo.

With regard to solar rooftop, he said from 2 MW commissioned in June 2014 it has grown to 60 MW and another 40 MW was in the pipeline. TSREDCO is the state-designated agency, nominated by the Telangana government for implementing all new and renewable energy programmes and energy conservation activities in Telangana state. UBM India, a leading B2B exhibitions organiser Wednesday announced the fourth edition of RenewX, a two-day Renewable Energy trade expo which will begin from April 26.

The event will provide an industry platform for organisations to capitalise and penetrate into the South Indian renewable energy market. The expo will witness a congregation of South India's green economy community to discuss industry trends, challenges and market insights, Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said. RenewX 2019 will witness over 100 participating exhibitors and also includes the Solar Skills Competition, in association with Skill Council for Green Jobs, he added.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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