Sustainable Tomorrow

In a bold stride towards a cleaner and more sustainable future, the Government of India has set the stage for a nationwide transition to clean energy, committing to achieving 50% of cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel-based resources by 2030. At the forefront of this green revolution is the state of Gujarat, proudly demonstrating its commitment to clean energy with a current installed Renewable Capacity of 21.6 GW, including a remarkable addition of 11 GW over the last four years.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphasis on steering the nation towards achieving the target of net zero emissions by 2070 through increasing the use of green energy sources was given a major impetus in the previous union budget. “This Budget (2022-24) will play a key role in establishing India as a lead player in the global green energy market. That is why, today, I invite every stakeholder of the energy world to invest in India”, the Prime Minister said. Referring to the global efforts for diversification of the energy supply chain, the Prime Minister said that this Budget provided a great opportunity for every green energy investor to invest in India. This will also be very useful for the startups in the sector, he added.

Recognizing the transformative shifts occurring in the electricity sector and spurred by a desire to expedite efforts for de-carbonization, the Government of Gujarat has introduced the Gujarat Renewable Energy Policy 2023. This policy catalyzes the establishment of renewable energy generation projects based on Wind, Solar, and Wind-Solar Hybrid technologies.

The core objective of the Renewable Energy Policy 2023 is to provide a simplified framework, fostering an environment conducive to the development of renewable projects in the state. The ultimate aim is to attract investments, fueling growth in the Renewable Sector and facilitating a substantial augmentation of Renewable Energy capacity by 2030. Gujarat recognizes the potential for offshore wind energy development, a clean and reliable energy source that can significantly reduce the carbon footprint, contributing to a cleaner environment. Steps are being taken to harness the full potential of offshore wind energy, cementing Gujarat’s position as a trailblazer in sustainable energy practices.

With proven technologies and achieved economies of scale, Wind & Solar projects are poised to become instrumental in leveraging Gujarat’s potential of 36 GW of solar capacity and 143 GW of wind capacity. The government’s focus is not only on increasing renewable capacity but also on better resource utilization to enable a cost-effective and reliable power supply to consumers. This is to be achieved through the large-scale adoption of renewable energy, with Wind-Solar hybrid projects playing a crucial role in ensuring a smooth transition to a clean energy regime.

The Gujarat Renewable Energy Policy 2023 is not merely a set of guidelines; it is a strategic vision aimed at ensuring energy security and supporting the economic development of the state. Beyond negating the state’s carbon footprints, the policy strives to contribute to society by supplying renewable power to consumers in other states, establishing Gujarat as a beacon of sustainable energy practices.


The vision of the Gujarat Renewable Energy Policy-2023 is to tap the state’s renewable energy potential to the maximum extent possible. It aims to attract participation from industries, MSMEs, organizations, and consumers, fostering a rapid transition to clean energy sources. The policy envisions making quality, reliable, and cost-competitive renewable power available to consumers within a conducive policy framework, ultimately contributing to the achievement of the 50% non-fossil fuel-based energy target by 2030.


The objectives outlined in the Gujarat Renewable Energy Policy-2023 are comprehensive. They range from tapping the state’s renewable energy potential to ensuring energy security, reducing dependency on fossil fuels, supplying daytime power to agricultural consumers, and promoting decentralized renewable energy generation. The policy also aims to reduce the carbon footprint, hedge energy costs, promote investment, employment, skill enhancement, local manufacturing, startups, and encourage research and development in the renewable energy sector. Additionally, it seeks to promote energy efficiency by creating awareness about energy consumption patterns.

As Gujarat embarks on this transformative journey, the Renewable Energy Policy-2023 is a testament to the state’s dedication to a sustainable, greener tomorrow. Through strategic initiatives, technological advancements, and a collaborative approach, Gujarat is poised to redefine its energy landscape and serve as an inspiring example for other regions seeking a cleaner, more sustainable future.


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