Power generation in India by 2030

Power generation in India by 2030

Research from the Energy Resource Institute (TERI) in New Dehli, shows that India produces 57 percent of the electricity from coal. India will reduce the use of coal under the agreement of COP 21 in Paris. According to the report, electricity generation from coal will increase in 2030, but it will represent 34 percent of the electricity generation against 44 percent in 2019.  

Electricity generation from solar and wind will increase to 46 percent against 16 percent in 2019. The share of green energy in India total energy production will reach 50 percent by 2030.  

Now, solar power production is six percent, and wind power is ten percent. However, in 2030 the production will reach 27 and 19 percent respectively.  

The power generation from small hydropower projects and biomass will remain one percent and three percent respectively.  

Large hydro projects will reduce power generation from 13 to 10 percent.  

Gas power will shrink from seven to four percent.  

The current nuclear power share will remain two percent.  

 

Power generation in India 

 

Source 2018 (MW) Percentage 2030 (MW) Percentage 
Coal 197172 57 238131 34 
Hydro 45293 13 72901 10 
Gas 24897 7 24897 4 
Wind 34046 10 132000 19 
Solar 21651 6 190000 27 
Biomass 8839 3 22600 3 
Nuclear 6780 2 16880 2 
Small Hydro 4486 1 10400 1 
Diesel 838 1 0 0 
Total Production 344002  708647  

 

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Arnaud Lefevre

Arnaud Lefevre is the Chief Executive Officer of Dynatom International. Arnaud is in charge of the international development of the business portfolio.