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India to add 17,191 MW capacity this year

Projects worth 17,191 MW capacity are likely to be commissioned in India this year.


This capacity comprises of 14,111 MW worth of thermal power projects, 2,080 MW worth of hydroelectric projects, and 1000 MW of nuclear power schemes.

The gross energy generation target, for the given period, is fixed at 8,55,000 MU, which includes 7,12,234 MU from the thermal sector, 1,12,050 MU from the hydro sector and 25,130 MU from the nuclear sector. During April-March 2011-12, 5,586 MU is expected to be wheeled from the eastern-neighboring kingdom.

Notably, Pragati CCGT-III,  JSW Ratnagiri - Unit 3&4, Udupi TPP - Unit 2,  Durgapur Steel - Unit 1&2 , Indira Gandhi - Unit 2, Jallipa-Kapurdi - Unit-3, Mundra - Unit 6, Tiroda-I - Unit 1, Warora - Unit 1 and Kothagudem - Unit 11 are thermal power projects expected to come on steam this year.

Some of the hydroelectric power plants scheduled for completion this year, include Bundhil -Unit 1, 2, Chamera-III - Unit 1, 2,3, Chutak, URI-II, and Koteshwar.

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