India turns to coal as hydro generation dips due to low rainfall


India’s electricity system remains overwhelmingly reliant on coal for baseload and ensuring reliability. — Reuters

INDIA produced a record amount of electricity from coal in October to make up for a shortfall in hydro generation following lower-than-normal monsoon rains.

Coal remains fundamental to the country’s energy security, despite rapid deployment of wind and solar generation, underscoring the challenge of reducing emissions.

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