Green power additions top thermal in fiscal 2019


Green power additions top thermal in fiscal 2019

Power generation through renewable sources saved the day for India with conventional capacity additions falling short during fiscal 2019. A total of around 12 gigawatt (gw) of generating capacity was added across the country through various energy segments.

This addition was led by solar with 6.5 gw and another 1.6 gw by wind. Thermal capacity additions were 5.9 gw, however, about 2.2 gw of conventional power production was retired, leading to net capacity addition of 3.6 gw, as per the data with Central Electricity Authority.

As per Motilal Oswal Securities, capacity retirement happened at seven of the power plants which included Tamil Nadu’s Kothagudem, Neyveli’s NNTPP Read More

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