The NSGRP II was prepared in consultation with various stakeholders and development partners as a short and medium term mechanism for sector development. It devises implementation strategies for economic growth and poverty reduction.
The strategy sets short and medium term renewable energy targets. The strategy targets from 2010 to 2015 were as follows:
- Non-hydro renewable power generation: 4% to 6%
- Electricity generation: 1,064MW to 1,722MW
- Transmission and distribution lines: total length doubled
- Electricity access: 2% to 6% in rural areas, 14% to 18% nationally
The Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM) added the small hydro portion to the target in its 2011 Medium Term Strategic Plan 2012-16.
MEM’s “Electricity Supply Industry Reform Strategy and Roadmap” added modest capacity projections of "envisaged growth" of 100MW of solar and 200MW each of geothermal and wind by 2025.