Solar, gas power generation shoots up even as electricity consumption falls

India's solar and gas-fired electricity generation rose in April even as overall power demand fell at the steepest monthly rate in at least thirteen years, a Reuters analysis of provisional government data showed. Solar-powered electricity generation rose 16.9 per cent, accounting for a record 5.

6 per cent of the country's total output, while gas-fired power output was 13.7 per cent higher, an analysis of daily load despatch data from state-run power operator POSOCO showed. However, wind-powered electricity generation fell 11.4.....

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