08 May 2023

Losing Sheen. Viability Issues Scare Private Sector Away From Coal-Based Power Projects

08 May 2023   

Environmental concerns and the difficulty in raising finance are also reasons for the private sector’s apathy

Power Ministry’s report says the last year when the private sector put up any noteworthy capacity was 2017-18 when it created 3,780 MW of capacity (PIC: Canva)

The Indian private industry has kept away from the thermal power sector, which, experts say, is due to viability issues and competition from renewable energy. This is within a scenario where the overall interest in the thermal power sector is declining.


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