The environmental benefits of deploying cleaner coal technology in India

Last Modified: Sun Jan 24 2016 15:43:25 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 292 GW
    of coal capacity is in the planning stages in India currently.
  • 3
    types of coal plants can be used to generate the planned capacity.
  • #1
    Subcritical plants have efficiencies between 33% and 37%. In India some of them are as low as 26%.
  • #2
    Supercritical plants have efficiencies between 33% and 37%.
  • #3
    Ultra Supercritical plants have efficiencies between 33% and 37%.
  • 84 billion tons
    of CO2 emissions over a period of 40 years if 292GW of planned power were generated using a mix of 58% of Subcritical plants, 40% Supercritical and 2% Ultra Supercritical .
  • 11 billion tons
    reduction in CO2 emissions over a period of 40 years (13%), if all 292 GW were generated through Ultra Supercritical plants instead of a mix of the three types of plants. This is equivalent to setting up 65,000 new wind turbines or getting 500 million cars off the road.