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Power Trading in India
Power Trading in India

March 09, 2021

There are two power exchanges in India - Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) and Power Exchange India Limited (PXIL), where electricity is being traded. The electricity prices are discovered on Day Ahead Market (DAM) of these power exchanges in every 15 minutes time block. These prices fluctuate in every time block, leading to fluctuations in a day, depending upon the electricity demand and supply position in the market at any given point in time. 

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Renewable Energy Potential in India
Renewable Energy Potential in India

March 08, 2021

There is high potential for generation of renewable energy from various sources: wind, solar, biomass, small hydro and cogeneration bagasse.

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Amendments to Electricity Act, 2003
Amendments to Electricity Act, 2003

March 06, 2021

The Government of India has enacted the Electricity Act, 2003 to consolidate the laws relating to generation, transmission, distribution, trading and use of electricity and generally for taking measures conducive to development of electricity industry and for protecting the interest of consumers.

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Target for Renewable Energy Capacity
Target for Renewable Energy Capacity

March 05, 2021

The Government have set a target to reach 175 GW of power generation capacity using renewable energy sources by the year 2022.

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Export of Power from India
Export of Power from India

March 03, 2021

Presently, India is exporting power to Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar.

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Thorium Based Nuclear Reactors
Thorium Based Nuclear Reactors

February 18, 2021

Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has planned the use of large deposits of Thorium available in the country as a long-term option. A three-stage nuclear power programme has been chalked out to use Thorium as a viable and sustainable option, right at the inception of India’s nuclear power programme.

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Atomic Power Generation
Atomic Power Generation

February 16, 2021

The availability of fuel in the required quantity has enabled operation of nuclear power plants at their rated power during the recent years. The generation in a particular year is dependent apart from the availability of fuel on the capacity in operation based on planned shutdowns of reactors for various maintenance activities.

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Three-Stage Nuclear Power Programme
Three-Stage Nuclear Power Programme

February 14, 2021

India’s three-stage nuclear power programme is formulated to achieve country’s long term energy security and independence, through the use of uranium and vast thorium reserves.

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Alternate Use of Atomic Energy
Alternate Use of Atomic Energy

February 12, 2021

Atomic Energy is being used for various applications which are beneficial to mankind. Nuclear energy is also used for the production of radioisotopes in the country. Radioisotopes are used in medicine, industry, hydrology, agriculture and research and constitute one of the important peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

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Power Allocation from Nuclear Plants
Power Allocation from Nuclear Plants

February 10, 2021

The power generated by nuclear power plants is allocated by the Ministry of Power (MoP) to the various beneficiary States or Union territories in the region. As per the extant MoP guidelines, 50% of power is allocated to the Home State, 15% is retained as unallocated power for allocation by the Government for meeting the urgent or overall requirement and the remaining 35% is to be allocated to other beneficiaries (except home state) in accordance with the pattern of central plan assistance and energy consumption during the previous five years, both factors having equal weightage.

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India's Nuclear Energy Target
India's Nuclear Energy Target

February 08, 2021

Seven reactor units with a capacity of 5300 MW are under construction and excavation is in progress for start of construction of four more units having a capacity of 3400 MW. The Government has accorded administrative approval and financial sanction of ten more reactor units of 700 MW each.

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Nuclear Power Plants in India
Nuclear Power Plants in India

February 06, 2021

As on February, 2017, there are 21 nuclear power plants which are operational in the country with a total installed capacity of 5780 MW. In addition, the second unit of Kudankulam KKNPP-2 (1000 MW) is connected to the southern grid and is presently generating infirm (non-commercial) power.

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Uranium and Thorium Reserves in India
Uranium and Thorium Reserves in India

February 04, 2021

The Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), a constituent unit of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), has a mandate to identify and evaluate resources of atomic minerals including that of uranium and thorium in India.

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