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

Indian Power Sector Analysis

Latest update: February, 2018

  • 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 & 5.3 GW nuclear power
  • In January 2017, the 2nd unit of Kundankulam Nuclear Power Project, attained a capacity of 1000Mwe & this is anticipated to strengthen the overall power generation capacity in India.
  • In February 2017, a 40-killowatt solar power plant was inaugurated at Don Bosco Higher Secondary School in Johrat City, Assam.
  • In May 2017, the government approved the raising of bonds worth US$351.03 million for renewable energy through the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA).
  • As of June 2017, total thermal installed capacity in the country stood at 220.58 GW, while hydro & renewable energy installed capacity totalled to 44.61 GW & 58.3 GW, respectively.

Notes: MW - Megawatt, GW – Gigawatt
Source:Ministry of Coal, NHPC,Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Corporate Catalyst India

  • With electricity production of 1,160.1 BU in India in FY17, the country witnessed growth of around 4.72 per cent over the previous fiscal year.
  • Over FY10–FY17, electricity production in India grew at a CAGR of 7.03 per cent.
  • The 12th Five Year Plan projects that, total domestic energy production would reach 844 million tonnes of oil equivalent (MTOE) by 2021–22.

Notes: FY - Indian Financial Year (April-March), BU – Billion Unit
Source:BP Statistical Review, Ministry of Power



Last Updated: February, 2018

India has the fifth largest power generation capacity in the world. The country ranks third globally in terms of electricity production. Electricity production in India reached 1,003.525 Billion Units (BU) during April-January 2017. As per the 13th Five Year Plan, India is targeting a total of 100 GW of power capacity addition by 2022.

Renewable energy is fast emerging as a major source of power in India. Wind energy is the largest source of renewable energy in India, accounting for 52.27 per cent of total installed capacity (62.85 GW). There are plans to double wind power generation capacity to 60 GW by 2022. India has also raised the solar power generation capacity addition target by five times to 100 GW by 2022. The Union Government of India is preparing a 'rent a roof' policy for supporting its target of generating 40 gigawatts (GW) of power through solar rooftop projects by 2022. All the states and union territories of India are on board to fulfil the Government of India's vision of ensuring 24x7 affordable and quality power for all by March 2019. Over 280 million LED bulbs were distributed to consumers in India by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under Unnati Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA). The Government of India has been supportive to growth in the power sector.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved commercial coal mining for private sector and the methodology of allocating coal mines via auction and allotment, thereby prioritising transparency, ease of doing business and ensuring the use of natural resources for national development.

The Government of India is planning to invite bids for the largest solar tender in the world, for installing 20 gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity, to give a boost to manufacturing of solar power equipment in India. Foreign participation in the development and financing of generation and transmission assets, engineering services, equipment supply and technology collaboration in nuclear and clean coal technologies is also expected to increase.

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