India

National Electricity Plan (Generation)

Executive
Plan
Passed in 2012
This Plan aims to ensure reliable access to electricity. The Plan's 4th chapter deals with initiatives and measures for GHG mitigation, and aims to keep CO2 intensity declining while massively expanding rural access and increasing power generation to meet the demands of a rapidly growing economy.

The main initiatives are in technological improvements of power stations - increase of unit size, introduction of clean-coal technologies (super-critical technology; ultra-super-critical technology; CFBC- Circulating Fluidised Bed Combustion technology; IGCC- integrated gasification combined cycle technology); renovation and modernisation of thermal power plants; renovation, modernisation and uprating of hydro-electric power projects; retirement of old and inefficient thermal plants; generation and energy efficiency measures; efficient use of resources (including combined cooling heating and power); distri-buted generation; coal quality improvement.

It also calls for the development of renewable sources, including solar, through the mandatory use of the renewable purchase obligation by utilities backed with a preferential tariff.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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