Decarbonization Avenue : Enhancing thermal power plant efficiency

In fact

Higher emphasis on new coal power plants

India can potentially save Rs 89.4 billion ($1.2 billion) a year by shutting down some old coal-burning power plants and allowing newer ones to run for longer hours, a study says ( ) . An interesting perspective indeed. But economically, there could be a challenge: While the economics of old coal plants might work because of full depreciation, new coal plants might find it difficult to compete against the fast decreasing costs of renewable power.

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