Hydropower: In Need of Recalibration
The share of hydroelectric segment in the energy basket is a matter of concern.
Hydropower stakeholders demand concentrated efforts from the government in terms of policy and incentives to enhance capacity addition.
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The most common technology used for hydro is run-of-the-river power plants that is used mostly for small hydro projects with capacity less than 25 MW. For large hydro the most common technology used is the pumped storage technology that uses reservoirs to store water, and generate power with the differential height.
Hydro power - used synonymously to refer hydroelectricity - is energy derived from falling or fast running water. A green source of energy, it is viewed by institutions like the World Bank as a means for economic development without adding substantial amounts of carbon to the atmosphere.
The Indian power sector has been advancing on the technological front
India at present is more dependent on fossil fuels to power its fast growing economy. Compared to developed nations India has not fully explored its hydro power potential and its share in the generation mix is very less when compared to other conventional sources.
Hydropower | Too slow to be steady
Recent times have seen a welcome focus on harnessing renewable energy sources for power generation, worldwide. India too, has taken the challenge of curbing its carbon emissions head on, setting a humongous target of generating 175 GW through renewable sources by 2022.
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.
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