Hydro Power on Slow Track
Once the major source of power generation in India, hydro power has seen a sharp downward trend in the recent years. From 44 per cent of the energy mix to a mere 18 per cent, this abundant, high potential and green energy
Hydro power yet to take off
With increasing demand for electricity and rising gap between the demand and supply situation in India, there is an urgent need to tap all possible energy resources. Hydropower leads the list for various reasons.
Hydropower: What lies in store?
Hydropower remains one of the critical options to address the country´s energy shortages, but its share in the energy mix has been constantly declining. What is the way ahead?In 1970, hydropower accounted for 44 per cent of India´s power generation. Today it is just 17.5 per cent.Of the total 88,537 MW capacity envisaged in India´s 12th Five-Year Plan, only 10,897 MW (12 per cent ) will be hydropower.
Since 2002-03, 26 hydroelectric projects cleared by Central Electricity Authority (CEA) as