Telangana is the only state in the country which is overperforming in the renewable energy sector. The state has surpassed its renewable energy target by a whopping 254%, a record of sorts.
Though India failed to meet its renewable energy target of 175 GW for 2022, the youngest state had completed its target much before the end of 2022. Telangana was given a target of 2000 MW by the union government but the state had produced 5078.73 MWs of renewable energy by the end of 2022.
Rajasthan, Gujarat and Karnataka are the only other Indian states to meet their target. While Rajasthan is at a distant second with 142%, Karnataka and Gujarat have achieved 110% and 108% of their targets respectively. However, BJP-ruled states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are lagging behind in producing clean energy.
Telangana, with only 8 MWs of installed capacity in 2014, had made rapid strides in the energy sector after the state formation due to the commitment of CM KCR to provide an uninterrupted, quality power supply for all sectors. Under the guidance of the chief minister, the state had left no stone unturned to increase its installed power capacity.