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Tamil Nadu plans 8000 MW solar power over next 5 years says official

According to reports, Tamil Nadu will soon come out with a renewable energy policy that will feature ambitious targets and several innovative features, M. Velmurugan, Executive Chairman, Tamil Nadu Industrial Guidance Bureau, said on Thursday.

Addressing an Italian business mission, which is scouting for partnerships on sustainable urban infrastructure and energy, he said that the State, which had an installed capacity of 17000 MW, was looking to significantly scale up the share of renewable energy in its energy grid.

The event co-hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is one of the B2B focus summits on the Italian concept of ‘LEGEM’ representing the need for a planned and human-centric approach to urban planning and cutting across spheres of infrastructure, environment, governance, energy and architecture.

According to Mr. Velmurugan, while the State was aiming to add 4670 MW of power over the next 18 months, it also planned to generate another 5000 MW of wind energy over the next five years and bolster solar power by another 8000 MW.

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