Low Carbon Pathways for Madhya Pradesh

04 Aug 2023

TERI carried out a study on decarbonization pathways for the power sector in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The primary aim of this study is to assess the future capacity and generation portfolio in the state of Madhya Pradesh in the short and medium term—2025 and 2030—to meet the anticipated demand profile. The study provides an assessment of key aspects such as (a) the degree of VRE generation which can be integrated with the state grid, (b) system costs, and (c) the impact on the operation of the coal fleet.

The study brings out the following impressions:

The share of RE in the generation mix is expected to increase from 10% in 2019 to 15%-24% in various scenarios in 2025, and 16%-58% in 2030.

The system cost lies in the range of ₹3.76-₹3.82/kWh and ₹3.90-₹4.20/kWh in 2025 and 2030 respectively in various scenarios as compared to the average power purchase cost (APPC) of ₹3.49/kWh in FY 21-22.

The operation of non-pithead coal plants undergoes a change from base load operations to two-shift operations to provide the flexibility requirements by 2030. The pithead coal plants, however, continue to support base-load operations.

For dispatch stacks in various scenarios, visit: https://www.teriin.org/mp2030/

Energy transitions
Power/electricity demand
Renewable energy