India’s Central Electricity Authority has said it has a “plan B” for the country’s electricity grid.
The agency has said that it is ready to use alternative sources of power, such as solar and wind, if demand for power grows, even as it warns against any kind of grid-wide blackouts.
The agency said it will now work on a plan B for the Indian grid if the demand for electricity continues to grow.
“We are planning on using alternative sources (of energy), such as wind, solar and biomass.
But, if we see any kind or type of grid failure, then we will have to resort to using alternative energy sources,” the agency said in a statement.
The CEA said it is working on the “plan C” to avoid grid blackouts and “safeguard the public interest.”
It is not clear if the agency is planning to use nuclear power, which is not renewable and which can be dangerous.
The agency has not specified what the alternative source will be or when it will be deployed.
But it is also not clear how the grid will be regulated in case of a failure.
India’s largest utility, Bharti Airtel, said it would deploy 100GW of solar capacity this year.