Water scarcity behind decline in thermal power generation in India

Water scarcity behind decline in thermal power generation in India

As India continues to rely on conventional sources of energy, with thermal power contributing a major proportion of all the electricity produced in the country, acute shortage of water around power plants appears to be having an impact on the power output with India losing about 5,870 million units of generation due to the non-availability of water till February in this financial year.

Why India must set its thermal power capacity utilization back on track

Why India must set its thermal power capacity utilization back on track

The capacity utilization of thermal power plants has been in the red for the last several years. From a peak of 79 per cent in 2007-08, it fell to 75 per cent in 2010-11 due to the twin reasons of faster capacity addition and stressed coal availability. It now stands at less than 60 per cent despite availability of coal.

Old thermal power plants offer new business opportunity

Old thermal power plants offer new business opportunity

India’s ageing thermal power plants could mean good times for companies in the dismantling business. About half of the country’s thermal power plants—which collectively account for almost 30% of total installed capacity—are over 25 years old, and a large number of them are fast approaching 40, which is considered the end of their useful life span. Beyond this they will necessarily need to be scrapped, opening up a market for effective disposal of these plants

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