Energy storage key to renewable energy development: Dr. Sarat Kumar CMD NLC India Limited

Dr. Sarat Kumar Acharya, CMD NLC India Limited (NLCIL) at 32nd Indian Engineering Congress, Chennai stated that though renewable power generation is increasing rapidly, without steady supply and affordable energy storage system, the demand for fossil fuel based power is unlikely to drop rapidly.

According to a report Dr. Acharya presented the current & future Indian Power Scenario on the third day of the Indian Engineering Congress hosted by the IEI Tamil Nadu State Centre.

Elaborating on India’s total installed power capacity and the projected requirement fuelled by rapid pace of development, Dr. Acharya stressed the need to go for low carbon power generation.

Quoting the Environmental issues including the Paris Agenda on Climate Change, he explained the measures taken/being taken to address the concerns and issues of Thermal Power Plants. He emphasized that high efficiency clean advance coal use and environmental friendly technologies such as Super Critical, Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion, Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustion, and Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle are to be adopted to increase the efficiency from 38% to about 50%.

Dr.Acharya also highlighted the steps started by the Government to achieve the emission norms, setting up of Renewable Energy Power Plants across the country to promote green energy, initiatives taken up in the generation sector and distribution sector with relevant statistics.



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