Power Generation Capacity
(05 Aug 2021)
As on 30.06.2021, the Installed Generation Capacity is 384115.94 MW comprising of 234058.22 MW of Thermal, 46322.22 MW of Hydro, 96955.51 MW of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and 6780 MW of Nuclear.
The details of the future generation capacity plans and targets for clean power are as under:
- Conventional power generation capacity to be commissioned by 2024-25 is at various stages of construction in the country which includes Thermal 36,765 MW, Hydro 10,164.50 MW and Nuclear 4,800 MW.
- Government of India have set a target of 1,75,000 MW installed capacity from renewable sources by the end of 2021-22 which includes 1,00,000 MW from Solar, 60,000 MW from Wind, 10,000 MW from Biomass and 5,000 MW from small hydro.
The following measures are taken by the Government to become self-reliant in pollution free power generation and to be free from coal and other polluting elements:
- India has committed to cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 33 to 35 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, and achieve about 40 percent it’s cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel based resources by 2030.
- Thermal power plants are taking various measures like upgradation of Electrostatic precipitators (ESP), installation of flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system and combustion modification to comply with Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM), SO2 and NOx norms.
News Source : PIB