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Shortage or plenty? India’s coal stocks up 35 MT since October

Coal

Multiple recent headlines have talked in crisis terms of a coal ‘shortage’ in India, threatening thermal power plant generation.  These alarming stories correctly highlight the dwindling power station supplies that bottomed out at 8 MT last October, but also obscure some crucial facts.  Most importantly, India’s overall stockpiled coal has increased […]

Indian solar grid generation keeps on growing

Generation

February saw solar generation almost double its output compared to last year, and India looks certain to beat the 100,000 GWh of renewable grid power for the 2017/18 financial year. New capacity came on stream with the first 600MW of the world’s largest solar park – the 2,000MW Pavagada solar […]

Renewable generation overtakes hydro in December

Generation

December’s renewable generation data has now been published by the CEA,  showing that renewable sources (largely wind and solar) contributed more to the grid than (large-scale) hydro for the first time.  Although hydro power is also renewable, as a long-standing source of electricity in India, its has been counted separately […]

India power generation trends, December 2017

Generation

This post updates – and corrects – the data from October, which had some bad values for non-renewables prior to May 2016. This affected some of the trends (mostly large-scale hydro) reported then.  Apologies for those errors. The latest 12 month averaged data shows a near linear increase in total […]

India Coal Map 1867
Coal

Shortage or plenty? India’s coal stocks up 35 MT since October

Multiple recent headlines have talked in crisis terms of a coal ‘shortage’ in India, threatening thermal power plant generation.  These alarming stories correctly highlight the dwindling power station supplies that bottomed out at 8 MT last October, but also obscure some crucial facts.  Most importantly, India’s overall stockpiled coal has increased […]

Generation

Indian solar grid generation keeps on growing

February saw solar generation almost double its output compared to last year, and India looks certain to beat the 100,000 GWh of renewable grid power for the 2017/18 financial year. New capacity came on stream with the first 600MW of the world’s largest solar park – the 2,000MW Pavagada solar […]

Generation

Renewable generation overtakes hydro in December

December’s renewable generation data has now been published by the CEA,  showing that renewable sources (largely wind and solar) contributed more to the grid than (large-scale) hydro for the first time.  Although hydro power is also renewable, as a long-standing source of electricity in India, its has been counted separately […]