Srinagar: As a part of country’s mission to achieve clean energy goals, Jammu and Kashmir government has targeted to generate 500 Megawatts of Solar energy by 2030.
The government currently, is on a mission to tap and utilize the renewable sources of energy to supplement the energy needs of Jammu and Kashmir thereby achieving self-reliance in energy sector.
As per the official documents, the government has set the target to exploit 500 MWs of solar energy by 2030 by establishing solar projects including rooftop solar projects.
“It is aimed at supplement the energy demand of the UT and self-consumption by prospective consumers to reduce the grid import,” it said.
The document said that the government has to complete the target of generating 1500 MWs of solar energy in the union territory by 2047.
“By initiating new projects, Jammu and Kashmir will generate 1000 MWs of solar energy by 2040,” it said.
As per the documents, the administration so far has installed a cumulative capacity of 25MW of grid connected rooftop solar power plants in the union territory.
In addition to it, 50,000 solar street lights and 500 solar pumps have been installed.
“170,000 Solar Home Systems and 500 domestic bio-gas plants have also been installed,” the document said.
The document said that solar power projects will be extended to the commercial sectors, which have a huge energy demand.
“To install grid connected rooftop solar power plants across all the sector including commercial and industrial sectors thereby drastically reducing the energy import from the utility grid,” it said.
Pertinently, Energy Statistics India report 2023 has revealed that Jammu and Kashmir has the second highest potential to generate renewable energy in the country.
The union territory as per the report has a share of 7.6 percent of the total potential of renewable power in India.