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India's Power Capacity Seen Overtaking Japan This Year: Chart

(Bloomberg) -- Fueled by a rapid rollout of coal-fired power generation, India is expected to have Asia’s second-largest power capacity at 363.32 gigawatts in 2018, overtaking Japan, according to data compiled by BMI Research. The nation’s capacity will increase by another 69 percent through 2027 and coal will remain the mainstay, making up about 75 percent of the mix.

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