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Power generation to meet 12th Plan target

Private, state thermal producers exceed capacity addition targets; hydro, nuclear power languish

Shreya Jai  |  New Delhi 

Power generation will be 100 per cent of the envisaged capacity addition target of 88,537 megawatt (Mw) by the end of the Twelfth Five-Year Plan. The sector has missed targets despite them being scaled at times over the previous two Plan periods. The achievement now is 99.4 per cent and this will likely climb to 100 per cent by March 2017, when the Twelfth Plan ends. This is largely due to capacity increases by private and state thermal power producers, while hydroelectric projects are lagging behind targets. The enhanced thermal power generation is attributed to improved fuel ...

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First Published: Fri, October 07 2016. 00:27 IST
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