Power Sector at a Glance – ALL INDIA – August 2017

Power Sector at a Glance ALL INDIA

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As on 16-08-2017
Source: OM SECTION

1.Total Installed Capacity  (As on 31.07.2017) – Source : Central Electricity Authority (CEA)

Sector

MW

% of Total

State Sector

81,622

24.7%

Central Sector

103,868

31.5%

Private Sector

144,663

43.8%

Total

3,30,154

 

Fuel

MW

% of Total

Total Thermal

2,20,456

66.8%

                                             Coal

1,94,433

58.9%

                                             Gas

25,185

7.6%

                                             Oil

838

0.3%

Hydro (Renewable)

44,614

13.5%

Nuclear

6,780

2.1%

RES* (MNRE)

58,303

17.7%

Total

330,154

* Installed capacity in respect of RES (MNRE) as on 30.06.2017.

RES (Renewable Energy Sources) include Small Hydro Project, Biomass Gasifier, Biomass Power, Urban & Industrial Waste Power, Solar and Wind Energy.

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.

Performance of Generation from Conventional Sources

1.0 PERFORMANCE OF CONVENTIONAL GENERATION

1.1 The electricity generation target of conventional sources for the year 2017-18 has been fixed as 1229.400 Billion Unit (BU). i.e. growth of around 5.97% over actual conventional generation of 1160.141 BU for the previous year (2016-17). The conventional generation during 2016-17 was 1160.141 BU as compared to 1107.822 BU generated during 2015-16, representing a growth of about 4.72 %.

1.2 Generation and growth in conventional generation in the country during 2009-10 to 2017-18 :- 

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 1160.141 4.72
2017-18* 405.891 3.76

* Upto July 2017 (Provisional), Source : CEA

1.3    The electricity generation target of conventional sources for the year 2017-18 was fixed at 1229.400 BU comprising of 1042.028 BU thermal; 141.400 BU hydro; 40.972 nuclear; and 5.000 BU import from Bhutan.

2.0 Plant Load Factor (PLF):

2.1 The PLF in the country (Coal & Lignite based) from 2009-10 to 2017-18 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 59.88 71.98 54.35 55.73
2017-18* 60.43 72.40 55.20 56.27

* Upto July 2017 (Provisional), Source : CEA

3.0 Power Supply Position

The power supply position in the country during 2009-10 to 2017-18 :

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 11,42,929 11,35,334 -7,595 -0.7 1,59,542 1,56,934 -2,608 -1.6
2017-18* 4,12,058 4,09,480 -2,578 -0.6 1,59,816 1,58,393 -1,423 -0.9

* Upto July 2017 (Provisional), Source : CEA

 

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About Ritesh Pothan

Ritesh Pothan, is an accomplished speaker and visionary in the Solar Energy space in India. Ritesh is from an Engineering Background with a Master’s Degree in Technology and had spent more than a decade as the Infrastructure Head for a public limited company with the last 9 years dedicated to Solar and Renewable Energy. He also runs the 2 largest India focused renewable energy groups on LinkedIn - Solar - India and Renewables - India
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