Energy Government expects coal-fired power capacity to grow 22% in three years Updated : July 31, 2019 08:52 PM IST An increase in coal-fired power generation capacity would be bad news for India's cities, 14 of which feature in the World Health Organization's 20 most polluted in the world. The International Energy Agency expects India to become the second largest coal consumer behind China early next decade. Electricity demand in the country rose 36 percent in the seven years to April 2019 while coal-fired generation capacity during the period grew by 74 percent to 194.44 GW. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.