A report on removing the 25 MW cap for hydro power projects to treat it as renewable would be put out soon for public consultation.
“India’s renewable energy capacity could touch 225 GW by 2022 if hydroelectricity is added to the renewable category as is being done the world over,” Goyal told PTI after his visit to the city and Limkheda in Dohad yesterday. “It is only in India where hydro projects below 25 MW are considered renewable and those above are considered non-renewable. I had asked officials to look into removing this distinction,” he said. The minister visited Limkheda for reviewing arrangements for the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow for launching several tribal welfare schemes, including providing drinking water facilities. During his visit to Vadodara, Goyal met officials of the state government and Gujarat Urja Vidyut Nigam which along with Union Power Ministry will host the international Switch conference on energy sector here from October 6 to 10.