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India’s 19 coal-based units retire in the last 3 years

The units have a total capacity of 2,344 MW.

A total of 19 coal-based units across 10 power plants with a total capacity of 2,344 megawatts (MW) have retired from 2021 to January 2024.

In a statement, the Ministry of Power were located in the states of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Bihar, West Bengal, and Uttar Pradesh.

One of the power stations, Talcher (Old) TPS, has six power units alone with a total capacity of 460 MW, retiring in 2021.

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The Central Authority advised all thermal power utilities “to not retire or repurpose” their coal-based power stations with over 200 MW capacity before 2030 and ensure their availability after renovation and modernisation due to expected energy demand.


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