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NTPC's $10 bn investment plan in coal-fired plants raises green concerns

Around 78% of generated power in India at the moment still comes from coal-fired plants

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

NTPC plans to invest $10 billion in new coal-fired power stations over the next five years despite the electricity regulator's assessment that thermal plants now under construction will be able to meet demand until 2027. In the first phase, India's biggest power producer, NTPC, plans to build three new plants with a combined capacity of more than 5 gigawatts (GW), nearly double the capacity of those currently being phased out, five senior company officials said. The company has not made the investment public because it has not yet received government approval. If ...

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First Published: Wed, July 05 2017. 09:36 IST