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Energy forms the most fundamental part of our daily lives. From minutest to the most macrodynamic levels, it is energy that causes things to happen in the universe.
The electricity that we use for our everyday tasks is one of the most widely used forms of energy. This electricity is a secondary energy source since it is created by converting primary sources of energy such as green energy which is solar & wind energy, coal, natural gas, etc. Electricity has become an essential part of our lives. It lights up our homes, cooks our food, powers our sources of entertainment, and helps energise all other electronic devices that are part of our necessities nowadays.
The global demand for electricity is on an increasing trend and is expected to increase even more in near future. This increasing demand of electricity is putting tremendous pressure on supply side which is dominated by coal. Currently, much of our electricity supply comes from burning coal in power plants, releasing large quantities of greenhouse gases contributing to global climate change. With increasing demand and no way to store electricity, the challenge is to produce and supply enough electricity to meet this demand.
The solution lies in constructing a plan to meet our current as well as future electricity needs at a reliable, cost-competitive yet environment friendly way. Here’s how we can do that: