|Published : 16 Apr 2017, 18:24:59|
India moves to boost generation capacity of old power plants
Indian government will replace 7,738 mw inefficient old thermal plants with supercritical units.
The replacement will help generate 18,560 mw capacities as per the assessment of power generation utilities.
The government has identified 7,738 mw inefficient thermal plants.
The new step is expected to save natural resources and also it will boost generation capacity of the plants.
According to power ministry estimates, as on March 31, 2016, the capacity of coal-based thermal plants that are more than 25 years old was about 37,453 mw, including 35,509 mw in the government sector and 1,947 mw in private space.
The official said the move towards energy efficiency and less-polluting technology makes more sense than renovation and modernisation and will yield long-term benefits.