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India to have 70,000 MW hydropower generation capacity by 2030

The country has around 13,000 MW hydropower plants under various stages of construction

Hydropower, Power distribution companies, Ministry of Power, Hydropower plants

India will have an installed hydropower generation capacity of 70,000 MW by 2030.

The country has around 13,000 MW hydropower plants under various stages of construction and another 8,000 MW projects are in the pipeline which will commence construction in the next six to eight months.

The current installed capacity of hydropower in the country stands at around 45,700 MW.

India has an estimated hydropower potential of 1,45,000 MW at 60% plant load factor. The Ministry of Power in its draft amendment of the Electricity Act has proposed to include hydropower within the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets set for the state power distribution companies.

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