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Power Generation India Plans Capacity Additions, Including 75,785 MW Nuclear Energy

Editor: Dominik Stephan

The Working Group on Power constituted by the Planning Commission to formulate the 12th Five Year Plan for the Power sector has submitted it’s report to the Planning Commission. As per the report of this Working Group, capacity addition requirement during the 12th Plan is 75,785 MW.

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India plans additional power plants, including 75,785 MW nuclear energy.
India plans additional power plants, including 75,785 MW nuclear energy.
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New Delhi/India – The Minister informed that several measures have been initiated by the Government to achieve the capacity addition target. These include:

  • Augmentation of manufacturing capacity of BHEL from 10,000 MW in December, 2007 to 20,000 MW by 2012.
  • Formation of several new joint ventures to manufacture super-critical boilers and turbine-generators for thermal power plants.
  • Periodic review of issues related to supply of power equipment from BHEL by a group under the chairmanship of Secretary (Heavy Industry).
  • Rigorous monitoring of projects at different levels including by Ministry of Power, Central Electricity Authority, Power Projects Monitoring Panel and Advisory Group under the chairmanship of Minister of Power.

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