Will Nuclear Energy Get an Acceleration Now? - India Renewable Energy Consulting – Solar, Biomass, Wind, Cleantech
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Singh is back, and so is nuclear energy. (I’m sure the Arevas and GEs of the world were praying that Congress wins). The Indian government is likely to push for new generation capacity for the world’s second-fastest growing major economy.

The coalition had said in its pre-election manifesto it will add between 12,000 to 15,000 megawatts of power each year in its five-year term, via a mix of coal, hydro-electricity, nuclear and renewable sources. Now, let’s do a bit of math. This would mean about 60,000 MW added in the next five years. The current installed capacity for all sources together is about 150,000 MW. Add 60 GW from all these, and you get 210 GW by 2015. If this can be achieved, India might be just about able to meet the demand, which is likely to be about 210-230 GW (I’m calculating this based on data here and taking into account 10% energy losses).

We at EAI will keep a constant eye on the nuclear energy scene in India. One is assured of a lot of action during the next few months.

About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.


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