Overview of Power Sector of India

 

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The Overall generation (including generation from grid connected renewable sources) in the country has been increased from 1173.458 BU during 2014-15 to 1173.603 BU during the year 2015-16 and 1242.010 BU during 2016-17. The performance of Category wise generation during the year 2016-17 was follows :-

Thermal Increased by       5.34 %
Hydro Reduced by            0.82 %
Nuclear Increased by       1.34 %
Bhutan Import  Increased by       7.11 %

Renewables Increased by   24.46 %

Overall Growth rate recorded by  5.83 %

The annual growth in power generation during recent years is as under:

YEAR

GROWTH IN
CONVENTIONAL GENERATION (%)

GROWTH IN
RENEWABLE GENERATION (%)

GROWTH IN
TOTAL GENERATION (%)

2008-09 2.7
2009-10 6.6
2010-11 5.56
2011-12 8.11
2012-13 4.01
2013-14 6.04
2014-15 8.43
2015-16 5.64 6.47 5.69
2016-17 4.72 24.46* 5.83
2017-18 (Upto July 2017 3.76 26.73 5.37

* Provisional

Source: Min of Power