Power Demand from Coal is Expected To Grow By the Largest Amount in a Decade in India

India will add more new coal power capacity than it has in almost a decade as the nation rushes to deploy generation to meet the soaring demand for electricity. The country with the largest population in the world anticipates adding 15.4 gigawatts, the most in nine years, in the year ending in March 2025.

Since New Delhi is aiming for high clean-power goals, the country's continued reliance on the dirtiest fossil fuel is a result of its fast economic expansion. Roughly 75% of India's electricity is still produced by coal, and the government anticipates that it will continue to be the primary fuel for at least another ten years.
Over the last ten years, India has increased its renewable energy capacity by over 100 gigawatts, surpassing the rise in thermal power output. But the growth of environmentally friendly electricity is being held back by insufficient energy storage.
The majority of pumped hydro projects, an alternate storage option, are still in the early stages of development, while battery storage is still prohibitively expensive in India's competitive power market. Large dams and nuclear power facilities are two more low-carbon possibilities that are moving forward rapidly.
India increased its coal-fired capacity projection by more than half in just a few months, announcing last year that it intended to add about 90 gigawatts by 2032. Currently under construction in the nation are 28.5 gigawatts of coal-fired power, and over 50 gigawatts are scheduled for award over the following three years.

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