Posted by Anjali Kaur on Jul 06, 2020
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What are the sources of generating power?

There are several sources of generating power in India like thermal power, hydro-electric power, and nuclear or atomic power. Today, I am going to provide an explanation of the different sources of generating power in India. Let’s learn.

Solution

Power or electricity is the most visible form of energy. The growth rate of demand for electricity is mostly higher than the growth rate of GDP (Gross Domestic Product). In India, there are three main sources of generating power as discussed below;

  1. Thermal power: Under this sector, power is generated with the help of coal, oil, and natural gas. In India, during 2016, 67% of the total power generated from the thermal power sector.
  2. Hydro-electric power: Under this sector, power is generated with the waves of water. In India, during 2016, 14 % of the total power generated from the hydro-electric power sector.
  3. Nuclear/Atomic power: Under this sector, power is generated from radioactive elements like uranium, thorium, etc. In India, during 2016, 2% of the total power generated from the nuclear power sector.

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