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India's Madhya Pradesh Targets 800 Megawatts of Renewable Energy by 2013

Aug. 30 (Bloomberg New Energy Finance) -- Madhya Pradesh aims to boost its renewable-energy capacity to 800 megawatts by 2013, more than four times the 186 megawatts currently, Press Trust of India said, citing the state’s power development agency.

The central state plans to generate 200 megawatts of electricity through solar energy, 400 megawatts from wind energy and 200 megawatts from biomass by 2013, the Press Trust reported, quoting Neeraj Mandloi, managing director of the agency Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam, as saying.

Madhya Pradesh currently generates 167 megawatts from wind and 19 megawatts from biomass, he said.

To contact the reporter responsible for this story: Vandana Gombar in New Delhi at vgombar@bloomberg.net

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