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What is total megawatt capacity of power in India

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Asked by funda, 26 Jan '08 03:50 pm
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Indias total installed capacity of power is about 1.28 lakh megawatts.
Answered by MASTERMIND, 26 Jan '08 03:52 pm

 
  
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India's power sector has a total installed capacity of approximately 102,000 MW of which 60% is coal-based, 25% hydro, and the balance gas and nuclear-based. Power shortages are estimated at about 11% of total energy and 15% of peak capacity requirements and are likely to increase in the coming years. In the next 10 years, another 10,000 MW of capacity is required. The bulk of capacity additions involve coal thermal stations supplemented by hydroelectric plant development. Coal-based power involve environmental concerns relating to emissions of suspended particulate matter (SPM), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, methane and other gases. On the other hand, large hydroplants can lead to soil degradation and erosion, loss of forests, wildlife habitat and species diversity and most importantly, the displacement of people. To promote environmentally sound energy investments as well as help mitigate the acute shortfall in power supply, the Government of India is promotin ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 26 Jan '08 03:58 pm

 
  
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