India wanted to cap toxic emissions from power plants by December. It’s now discovering that target is at least 6 years from its reach.
These are some of the projections made by India’s new draft National Energy Policy (NEP), released by the government’s think tank, Niti Aayog, in June 2017. The policy closed for public comments on July 14, 2017.
Indian electricity distribution companies (discoms) struggling with huge debts can together expect to save up to Rs 20,000 crore per annum with better scheduling of power, thanks to an app developed by the government that provides information on sourcing cheaper electricity, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday.
NTPC plans to invest $10 billion in new coal-fired power stations over the next five years despite the electricity regulator’s assessment that thermal plants now under construction will be able to meet demand until 2027.
India is scaling back expectations for power demand growth as it struggles to electrify millions of homes despite a glut in generation capacity.
Guntur, Prakasham, Nellore, Kurnool, Kadapa, Ananthapur & Chittoor to be covered in first phase; Estimated Annual Savings in Energy Consumption to be 147 million units and prevent 12 crore tonnes equivalent of CO2 emissions
Government of India, through the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under the Ministry of Power, would be retrofitting 10 lakh conventional street lights with LED lights in Gram Panchayats of 7 districts in Andhra Pradesh.
More than 82 percent of the country will have more than enough power in FY18, the Central Electricity Authority has said.
The government is planning to cut down harmful emissions at coal-fired power projects by setting up de-sulphurizing plants at their locations across the country.
India on Wednesday embarked on the biggest expansion of its nuclear power footprint yet. The Union Cabinet cleared 10 new nuclear power plants, each with a capacity of 700 MW (mega watts of electricity).
“We plan to draw up a regional power demand map and ready ourselves to supply coal even at a day’s notice.