India’s power plants stranded as 50 million homes left in the dark

India’s power plants stranded as 50 million homes left in the dark

India is scaling back expectations for power demand growth as it struggles to electrify millions of homes despite a glut in generation capacity.

The world’s second-most populous nation is building more power plants than it can utilize as state-level distributors struggle to connect 50 million households, according to Ravindra Kumar Verma, head of the Central Electricity Authority, the power ministry’s planning arm. As a result, about 25 gigawatts of coal-fired power-generating capacity is “stranded” and unused, he said. That’s equivalent to the entire installed capacity of neighbouring Pakistan. Read More…

 

 

 

Credit By: The Economic Times

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