Saturday, August 15, 2009

India's Energy Portfolio 

I am doing some research into the installed power generation capacity in India. As of May 2009, these are the numbers, with another 80,000 MW expected to come online in the next 18 months. What better way to share than with a chart?

As you can see, the share of coal is dropping and of renewables on the rise. The real increase, however, will be in nuclear as the nuclear agreement kicks in. For those of you who are curious, here are the all the numbers (rounded off).

Total installed capacity: 149,392 MW

Thermal -- 95,152 MW
Hydro -- 36,877 MW
Nuclear -- 4,120 MW
Renewables -- 13,242