Renewable Energy

Coal ministry to convert de-coaled mines into hydro power storage in renewable push

Riddhi Mukherjee

Notable because

The 200 de-coaled mines identified by the Ministry of Coal feature the prerequisites for pumped storage projects (PSP), i.e., they have land, reservoirs, and head of water. The diversification of these mines would be a two-pronged solution to the just transition issue – providing economic diversification as well as employment opportunities.

What to look out for in the months ahead

Just energy transition partnerships (JETPs) in some countries have focused on scaling up energy storage and diversifying stranded coal assets. Would projects like these pave the path for an announcement of JETP in India as well?