Read Ravi Krishnan's, Managing Director of Krishnan & Associates, latest article in Modern Power Systems.
India’s New Emissions Rules: Challenges and Opportunities
Coal remains central to India’s power needs primarily due to energy security issues. Coal accounts for 61% of the country’s installed capacity and 75% of the power generated. An estimated 70.5 GW of coal based power is in the pipeline at various stages of construction. Bowing to international pressures, COP 21 compliance requirements and India’s own initiative to go green, the Indian Ministry of Environment & Forests (MOE&F) has introduced stringent new standards to regulate NOx, SO2, particulate matter and mercury emissions from coal fired power plants. See Table 1.