Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hankon Thermal Power Plant - 3 - Energy policy of India

Energy conservation has emerged as a major policy objective, and the Energy Conservation Act 2001, was passed by the Indian Parliament in September 2001. This Act requires large energy consumers to adhere to energy consumption norms; new buildings to follow the Energy Conservation Building Code; and appliances to meet energy performance standards and to display energy consumption labels. The Act also created the Bureau of Energy Efficiency to implement the provisions of the Act.

In general, India's strategy is the encouragement of the development of renewable sources of energy by the use of incentives by the federal and state governments. Other examples of encouragement by incentive include the use of nuclear energy (India Nuclear Cooperation Promotion Act), promoting windfarms such as Muppandal, and solar energy (Ralegaon Siddhi).

A long-term energy policy perspective is provided by the Integrated Energy Policy Report 2006 which provides policy guidance on energy-sector growth.

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Thermal Power

Current installed capacity of Thermal Power(as of 12/2008) is 93,392.64 MW which is 63.3% of total installed capacity.

  • Current installed base of Coal Based Thermal Power is 77,458.88 MW which comes to 53.3% of total installed base.
  • The state of Maharashtra is the largest producer of thermal power in the country.

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