Energy | Power generation capacity to rise by 29%

Energy | Power generation capacity to rise by 29%

New Delhi: The power ministry said electricity generation capacity will increase 29% by 2012 as new plants start production, helping ease shortages in Asia’s third biggest economy.

Utilities will add 66,000MW of capacity in the five years ending March 2012, at least three times the capability built in the preceding five years, power minister Sushil Kumar Shinde told reporters in New Delhi on Thursday.

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