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Source of Power Generation in India

Source of Power Generation in India - Thermal power is the "largest" source of power in India. There are different types of Thermal power plants based on the fuel used to generate the steam such as Coal, Gas, Diesel etc.


Note: About 75% of electricity consumed in India are generated by thermal power plants.

Breakup of power sources in India

  • Coal – 60.2%
  • Gas – 8.9%
  • Oil – 0.5%
  • Hydro – 16.1%
  • Nuclear - 1.9%
  • Renewable Energy Sources (RES) – 12.5%

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