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India does not need more coal-based capacity addition till 2022: Central Electricity Authority

Reduced demand projection is based on the past record of slow industrial growth, say Officials

Shreya Jai  |  New Delhi 

Indicating a significant shift in the Indian power sector, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has, in its National Electricity Plan (2017-2022), said the country does not need any more coal-based capacity addition till 2022. CEA said India would add massive renewable-based capacity.  CEA in its draft plan has also mentioned adequate coal is expected to be available for the coal-based power plants during 2021-22 and 2026-27. The draft is open for comments from all stakeholders till January 2017. CEA is the apex technical authority for the power sector.  The NEP ...

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