A total 200 potential sites have been identified for setting up as many large thermal power plants of total 428.9 GW capacity, more than the existing installed capacity of 346.61 GW, according to a study by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).
The authority conducted the study for identifying large pithead and coastal sites based on satellite mapping using remote sensing technology. An official said a total of 200 potential sites with likely gross installed capacity of 4,28,905 MW have been identified even as the country pushes ahead with green power sources.
The official explained that thermal power stations need to be set up in future because these serve as the base load and are required for grid stabilisation in view of the government’s ambitious target of having 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022. Read More
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