Thermal power plants convert energy rich fuels such as coal, natural gas, petroleum products, agricultural waste, domestic trash/waste, etc. into electricity. Other sources of fuel include landfill gas and biogases. In some plants, renewal fuels such as biogas are co-fired with coal.
Coal and lignite accounted for about 60% of India’s total installed capacity. India’s electricity sector consumes about 72% of the coal produced in the country.
India expects that its projected rapid growth in electricity generation over the next couple of decades is expected to be largely met by thermal power plants.
There are hundreds of coal fired power plants at different stages expected installed capacity of more than 200 thousand MW are either in construction or waiting for norms clearance. These power plants spread in all over India. Have a look of them. Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telengana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.