Hydel power has a current installed capacity of 32,000 MW.
Of the four major fuel sources, coal has the largest share of
With an estimated reserve of 248 bn tonnes and proven reserve of 92 bn tonnes, the supply is expected to last about 80 years.
70% of power being produced in the country is from coal. Coal production has gone to 400 mt currently. Only 30 to 32% of energy efficiency is achieved through the present coal based power generation. Gas based plants have an efficiency of 50%. The latest super critical technology for coal based power generation takes the energy efficiency up to 40%.
The current oil reserves will last only about 22 years.
Currently there is a 70% dependency on imports and it is expected to go up to more than 90%.
Oil and gas account for about 38% of the primary energy consumption in the country.
Total number of vehicles in
Current gas availability is about 90 MMSCMD, against an estimated requirement of around 150 MMSCMD (Million Metric Standard Cubic Meters per Day)
Gas has currently a share of 11% in total installed capacity. The share of natural gas in the country’s energy basket is about 8%, but is still far lower than the average of 23% for the world.
Nuclear power share is currently about 3%.
Fast Breeder Reactors: The advantage with these reactors is that they will use the reprocessed fuel from the first stage reactors. Also, the third stage development, which uses locally available thorium, can increase nuclear potential from the current 10,000 MW to about 500,000 MW.
Worldwide installed capacity is about 67,000 MW.
Wind has unpredictable and very low load factors – for
A windmill can be setup in a matter of weeks in contrast to other modes which take years to install.