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GoI to install new 7.7 GW energy efficient plants to boost unconventional energy sector

The GoI has planned to replace old power projects totalling 7,738 MW capacity owned by the Centre and States for replacement with energy-efficient supercritical plants, which will generate a gross 18,560 MW of energy.
This move will increase generation capacity of the plants & attain energy efficiency. Less-polluting technology will yield long-term benefits & conserve natural resources, observed an analyst.
The cost for technical changes at these plants could be reportedly Rs 1.5 crore per MW. Besides, the domestic capacity to manufacture power equipment for the upgrade is not more than 15 GW a year compared to the demand of around 40 GW per annum for meeting SOx norms as mentioned on a national news portal.
The ministry for the first time had fixed SOx and NOx norms in 2015 for such stations and mandated that plants must adhere to these guidelines by 2017 as mentioned on a national news portal.