India's route to 'Clean Coal'
India is planning major investments in its power generation and distribution infrastructure as nearly 400 million Indians lack reliable energy supply. Most of this investment will be made in the renewable energy sector.
GE to power highly efficient thermal projects in south
GE Power India Limited (GEPIL) has been awarded contracts worth $40 million by BHEL to supply components and services for the supercritical steam generator island packages for 2x800 MW coal-based Uppur Thermal Power Project and 1x800 MW coal-based North Chennai supercritical thermal power project stage-III. Both the thermal power projects are located in Tamil Nadu.
A Digital Solution to India´s Power Riddle
The Indian power sector is at the cusp of a massive transformation. Rapid urbanisation, the addition of renewables, advent of electric vehicles, consumers becoming generators, the establishment of micro-grids etc., are some of the dynamic factors and forces that are driving the change in the electricity landscape - making it more complex than ever before.
Clouds around coal
Coal plays an essential role in our global energy mix, particularly in India and the developing world through electricity generation. This fossil fuel has gained prominence due to its availability in abundance in the bowels of earth, lack of disastrous impact like nuclear plants do, and favourable economics it continues to enjoy in power generation
Coal will continue to be mainstay for power generation
At the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), COP 21 in Paris, a resolution on limiting the use of coal across countries was one of the proposals put up for consideration.
Growth in renewable and efficient power units will be in focus
Indias private power sector has been deeply affected by various policy issues, and coal shortages along with problems of off take in discoms. Barring discom issues, most of the other issues have been genuinely tried to be resolved by the Government over the last 2 years and few more ease of the sector are in the pipeline.