Share of Thermal, Coal, RE and Nuclear Power in India’s Total Installed Power Generation Capacity

Share of Thermal, Coal, RE and Nuclear Power in India’s Total Installed Power Generation Capacity

The fuel wise break-up of India’s total installed Power generation capacity of 2,98,059.97 MW is shown in the graphic below

INSTALLED CAPACITY AS ON 31.03.2016

(FIGURES IN MW)

@ :  Renewable Energy Sources capacity is as on 31.12.2015

India’s Coal Based Generation Capacity is 62.13% of the total installed capacity of 2,98,059.97 MW as on March 31, 2016.

Power, Coal and RE Minister Piyush Goyal informed the House that under Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC), the Government of India has committed to achieve renewable generation capacity of 1,75,000 MW in the next few years.

After achieving the renewable generation capacity of 1,75,000 MW, the share of coal based energy in the energy mix of the country is expected to reduce.

image credit: wikipedia.org
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