The Government of India with an aim to reducing dependence on imported coal and auctioning long-term coal linkages to power companies recently approved a long-awaited coal linkage policy
For the first time in the country, capacity additions in the renewable energy sector were close to those of the thermal power segment in 2016-17
The latest solar power auction has yielded an electricity price of just Rs 3.15/unit, down from Rs 5 two years ago. This seems competitive with coal-based thermal power.
Data analysed by Bridge to India suggests that the country’s total renewable capacity including solar, wind, bio-mass and small hydro grew by around 11.2 GW in FY 2016-17
With the commissioning of the first unit of 660 MW of Solapur Super Thermal Power Project in Maharashtra on Friday, the commissioned capacity of NTPC Group has become 51410 MW.
The Government has taken several measures to improve the efficiency of coal based thermal power plants & improve the air quality in the vicinity of these plants.
The TSTransco is losing crores due to delay in submission of a report by the high-level panel constituted by the Central government to go into the power sharing dispute between AP and TS.
Increased renewable capacity in post-Fukushima disaster will see Japanese thermal power generation decline to 40 per cent below 2015 levels by 2030, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Tuesday.
In the last two and half years, Indian power sector has undergone a visible transformation across its complex value chain.
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.