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National Electricity Plan (Generation)

legislation type 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

  • Phase Two of the National Solar Mission has a target of 9,000 MW grid-connected and 800MW off-grid solar power by 2017 by 2022
    Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2022 | Base year: 2010
  • To deploy 20m solar lighting systems for rural areas by 2022
    Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2022 | Base year: 2010
  • To achieve 15m m2 solar thermal collector area by 2017 and 20m m2 by 2022
    Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2022 | Base year: 2010
  • To promote programmes for off-grid applications, reaching 1,000MW by 2017 and 2,000MW by 2022
    Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2022 | Base year: 2010
  • Installed capacity of 20,000 MW by the end of the 13th Five-Year Plan in 2022
    Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2022 | Base year: 2010
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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