Power Sector at a Glance ALL INDIA

As on 11-04-2017
Source: OM SECTION

1.Total Installed Capacity:(As on 31.03.2017)

Sector

MW

% of Total

State Sector

103,967

32.53%

Central Sector

80,257

25.11%

Private Sector

135,382

42.36%

Total

319,606

 

 

Fuel

MW

% of Total

Total Thermal

218,330

68.3%

                                             Coal

192,163

60.1%

                                             Gas

25,329

7.9%

                                             Oil

838

0.3%

Hydro (Renewable)

44,478

13.9%

Nuclear

6,780

2.1%

RES** (MNRE)

50,018

15.6%

Total

319,606

 

 

Renewable Energy Sources(RES) include SHP, BG, BP, U&I and Wind Energy

SHP= Small Hydro Project ,BG= Biomass Gasifier ,BP= Biomass Power,

U & I=Urban & Industrial Waste Power, RES=Renewable Energy Sources

Policy Initiatives / Decision Taken 

Electricity Act 2003 has been enacted and came into force from 15.06.2003. The objective is to introduce competition, protect consumer’s interests and provide power for all. The Act provides for National Electricity Policy, Rural Electrification, Open access in transmission, phased open access in distribution, mandatory SERCs, license free generation and distribution, power trading, mandatory metering and stringent penalties for theft of electricity.
It is a comprehensive legislation replacing Electricity Act 1910, Electricity Supply Act 1948 and Electricity Regulatory Commission Act 1998.The Electricity Act, 2003 has been amended on two occasions by the Electricity (Amendment) Act, 2003 and the Electricity (Amendment) Act,2007. The aim is to push the sector onto a trajectory of sound commercial growth and to enable the States and the Centre to move in harmony and coordination.
Policies, Rules and guidelines etc. issued under the Electricity Act.

Generation Performance

1.0 ELECTRICITY GENERATION PERFORMANCE 

1.1 The electricity generation target for the year 2016-17 has been fixed as 1178 Billion Unit (BU). i.e. growth of around 6.38% over actual generation of 1107.822 BU for the previous year (2015-16). The generation during 2015-16 was 1107.822 BU as compared to 1048.673 BU generated during April- March 2015, representing a growth of about 5.64%.

1.2 Programme, actual achievement and growth in electricity generation in the country during 2009-10 to 2016-17 :- 

Year Energy Generation from
Conventional Sources
(BU)
% of growth
2009-10 771.551 6.6
2010-11 811.143 5.56
2011-12 876.887 8.11
2012-13 912.056 4.01
2013-14 967.150 6.04
2014-15 1048.673 8.43
2015-16 1107.822 5.64
2016-17* 1159.836 4.70

* Provisional (Upto March, 2017)

 

1.3    The electricity generation target for the year 2016-17 was fixed at 1178 BU comprising of 999.000 BU thermal; 134.000 BU hydro; 40.000 nuclear; and 5.000 BU import from Bhutan.

2.0 Plant Load Factor (PLF):

2.1 The PLF in the country during 2009-10 to 2016-17 is as under:

Year PLF Sector-wise PLF (%)
% Central State Private
2009-10 77.5 85.5 70.9 83.9
2010-11 75.1 85.1 66.7 80.7
2011-12 73.3 82.1 68.0 69.5
2012-13 69.9 79.2 65.6 64.1
2013-14 65.60 76.10 59.10 62.10
2014-15 64.46 73.96 59.83 60.58
2015-16  62.29 72.52 55.41 60.49
2016-17* 60.01 71.87 54.34 56.17

* Provisional (Upto March, 2017)

3.0 Power Supply Position

The power supply position in the country during 2009-10 to 2016-17 : 

  Energy Peak
Year Requirement Availability Surplus(+)/Deficts(-) Peak Demand Peak Met Surplus(+) / Deficts(-)
(MU) (MU) (MU) (%) (MW) (MW) (MW) (%)
2009-10 8,30,594 7,46,644 -83,950 -10.1 1,19,166 1,04,009 -15,157 -12.7
2010-11 8,61,591 7,88,355 -73,236 -8.5 1,22,287 1,10,256 -12,031 -9.8
2011-12 9,37,199 8,57,886 -79,313 -8.5 1,30,006 1,16,191 -13,815 -10.6
2012-13 9,95,557 9,08,652 -86,905 -8.7 1,35,453 1,23,294 -12,159 -9.0
2013-14 10,02,257 9,59,829 -42,428 -4.2 1,35,918 1,29,815 -6,103 -4.5
2014-15 10,68,923 10,30,785 -38,138 -3.6 1,48,166 1,41,160 -7,006 -4.7
2015-16 11,14,408 10,90,850 -23,558 -2.1 1,53,366 1,48,463 -4,903 -3.2
2016-17 * 11,42,092 11,34,633 -7,459 -0.7 1,59,542 1,56,934 -2,608 -1.6

* Provisional (Upto March, 2017)

 

Generation (Billion Units)

        

Generation Growth (%)