Coal Ministry and MNRE to Promote Green Energy

Coal Ministry and MNRE to Promote Green Energy

Ministry of Coal and Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) have  decided to work together for promotion of green energy. 

Ministry of  New & Renewable Energy will provide technical, policy & capacity building support and Ministry of  Coal will provide land, capital and undertake implementation of solar energy, green hydrogen and  other renewable energy projects.

Net-Zero Plan
The central public sector undertakings of Ministry of Coal, Coal India Limited, NLC India Ltd (NLCIL) and The Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) have already embarked upon a net zero plan in furtherance of the Panchamrit targets.

Over 1600 MW solar Energy generation capacity have been installed. Work on another 500 MW solar projects is at different stages.

Coal CPSEs have huge land mass in the form of overburden dumps which can be put to use for setting up of the solar projects. Therefore,  about 85 residential colonies across coal bearing areas with a housing stock of about 50,000 houses. It was decided to undertake full assessment and to cover all the government buildings and houses with roof top solar in Mission Mode.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy will support Ministry of Coal and its CPSEs of capacity building training of engineers, technicians and other functionaries through National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE).

It was also decided that suitable knowledge partnership through IIT Roorkee, Solar Energy Corporation of India and other resource agencies associated with MNRE shall also be provided.
CPSEs under Ministry of Coal will create a generation capacity of about 12GW by year 2030.

Ministry of Coal is in the process of identification of about 10 patches of land of more than 300 acres each so as to offer to private investors for setting up of green hydrogen projects under the policy of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.