October could have been a watershed month for India’s renewable energy as it recorded 10,025 million units (MU) of power generation from renewable sources, a 31 per cent jump compared to 7,634 MU in the same month last year, according to data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).
Total power generation from solar and wind energy sources in October this year from the southern region was the highest at 4,689 MU followed by 1,920 MU generated from the western states, 1,446 MU from northern states and zero generation from the eastern states.
Renewable energy generation across India remained flat for the April-August period this year at 67,317 MU as compared to 67,344 MU for the same period in 2019.
However, total renewable energy generation for the April-October period in 2020 saw a 3.5 per cent jump and was at 88,758 MU, as compared to 85,774 MU for the same period last year.
[source: energyworld.com 16/11/2020]