Energy & Renewable Energy

Madhya Pradesh is a fast developing state and thus there is tremendous need for energy. About 58% of the energy generated in the State is from thermal sources and only 42% from renewable sources. The main source of renewable energy in the State is hydroelectricity, though there is huge potential for other renewable energy generation. Total installed capacity of renewable energy is still 2.5% of the total installed capacity. The State‘s contribution to total power generation, at present, is 4537.92 MW. In the Annual Plan 2009-10, the state aims to get rid of the power shortage by setting up new power generation projects to meet the ever increasing power demand, expand and strengthen transmission system. Plant Load Factors (PLF) is serious concerns for the Thermal power plants in Madhya Pradesh because they are ageing plants with old technology. Poor quality of coal and lack of sufficient funds to upgrade the plant adds to the problems. Existing T & D losses and demand for more energy in every sector increases the GHG emissions from energy sector. The focus should be on improving the technologies and to move towards energy efficiency.

Key Strategies:

  • Enhance efficiency in generation of power
  • Exploration and feasibility assessment of new technologies using conventional fuel
  • Structure green tariff for incentivising the production of clean energy
  • Improve DSM in street lighting, public buildings and water pumping
  • Improved mechanism for use of energy efficient pumps for irrigation
  • Campaign for implementation of ECBC Codes
  • Explore and tap the potential that exist in CDM domain

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