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National Electricity Plan revised to make room for more coal

Coal requirement has been worked out considering 30% reduction in hydro generation due to failure of monsoon

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Shreya Jai  |  New Delhi 



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The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has revised the National Electricity Plan (NEP) after getting feedback from more than 30 state-owned and private institutions, mostly questioning the redundancy of . From retiring coal-based power completely, the CEA has said India would need 6,440 Mw thermal power during 2017-22.

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First Published: Mon, April 09 2018. 02:08 IST

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