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The share of solar capacity in the renewable energy sector is likely to increase to 11 per cent in FY16.

Power Sector Growth - Infographic

Latest update: November, 2015

Thermal power continues to lead in total installed capacity

•As on October 2015, total thermal installed capacity stood at 195.6 GW, while hydro and renewable energy installed capacity totalled 42.5 GW and 36.5 GW, respectively. At 5.8 GW, nuclear energy capacity had increased considerably which otherwise remained the same from 2010 - 15

•For the 12th Five-Year Plan, a total of 88.5 GW of power capacity addition is targeted; of which, 72.3 GW constitutes thermal power, 10.8GW hydro power and 5.3 GW nuclear power


Power generation has grown rapidly

•Electricity production in India stood at 1,048.7 BU in FY15, a 8.4 per cent growth over the previous fiscal.

•Over FY10–15, electricity production expanded at a CAGR of 6.3 per cent.

•Electricity production in India reached 654.5 BU during April -October 2015.

•According to the Planning Commission’s 12th Five Year Plan, total domestic energy production would reach 669.6 million tonnes of oil equivalent (MTOE) by 2016–17 and 844 MTOE by 2021–22.




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