Power Scenario
 
Power Scenario in India
India’s electricity consumption accounts for about 4% of World’s total electricity consumption
  • And it is expected to grow at 8 to 10 % per year.
  • All India installed capacity as on 31.01.08 was 141080 MW.
    • Thermal - 90896 MW.
    • Hydro - 35208 MW.
    • Nuclear - 4120 MW.
    • Renewable - 10856 MW.
  • Total Energy shortage of 9% with Peak shortage at 15.2%.
  • Country’s Power demand is likely to soar from around 120 GW at present, to 315 to 335 GW by 2017.
  • To meet this demand, India will require generation capacity of 415 to 440 GW, including spinning reserve.
  • In IXth and Xth 5-year plan together, Country has added only 40 GW i.e. 4 GW per year and 9 GW in 2007-08. The XIth Plan envisages Capacity addition of 78.5 GW.
  • If business continues as usual, India is likely to face a capacity shortfall of 95 to 140 GW by 2017 the peak deficit shall be of about 70 GW by 2017.
  • Investments required in Indian Power Sector - US $ 600 billion i.e. Rs 24 lakh crores by 2017 of this, around US $ 300 billion or Rs 12 lakhs crores will be necessary in Generation, remaining in Transmission and Distribution by 2017.
 
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