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A review of present status and potential of hydro power in India

Publication Date : 25/01/2017

DOI : 10.21884/IJMTER.2017.4020.MA30Y

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Volume 4
Issue 1
(01 - 2017)

Abstract :

Hydroelectric power is currently the world’s biggest non-conventional energy source and plays a formidable part in the global generation of electric power. India has a large number of natural water resources that can be utilized to generate electric power. However, the pertinent growth of hydropower coupled with proper utilization of available water resources in India should be undertaken in the future. Till, November 2016, the installed capacity of hydropower in India is 43133.43 MW. This installed capacity of hydropower is about 13.97% of the total installed capacity of the country. The current potential of hydropower in India is about 1,48,701 MW. This potential is 3.45 times the installed capacity. Our country has been blessed with the colossal amount of hydroelectric potential and ranks 5th in terms of usable hydropower in the global scenario. In this paper, the study has been carried out to retrospect the available resources of water, present situation and potential of hydropower in India.

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