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India is world's third largest producer and fourth largest consumer of electricity in the world.

Power Sector Growth - An Infographic

Latest update: July, 2018

  • With electricity production of 1,201.543 BU in India in FY18, the country witnessed growth of around 55.72 per cent over the previous fiscal year.
  • Over FY10–FY18, electricity production in India grew at a CAGR of 5.69 per cent.
  • In March 2017, the Power Ministry has launched an application named - GARV-II, to provide real time data related to rural electrification regarding all un-electrified villages in India. A total of 17,164 villages out of 18,452 un-electrified villages in India have been electrified up to March 2018 as part of the target to electrify all villages by May 1, 2018.
Growth

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

  • India has large reserves of coal. By the end of March 2018, total installed coal capacity in India stood at 197,171.50 MW.
  • India’s proven natural gas capacity measures about 24,897.46 MW as on March 2018.
  • With a large swathe of rivers and water bodies, India has enormous potential for hydropower. As of March 2018, India has 45.29 GW of hydro power generating capacity.
  • Wind energy is the largest renewable energy source in India; projects like the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (aims to generate 20,000 MW of solar power by 2022) are creating a positive environment among investors keen to exploit India’s potential. There are plans to set up four solar power plants of 1GW each. As of March 2018, India has 69.02 GW of renewable energy capacity.
Growth

Notes: MW - Megawatt, GW - Gigawatt
Source: Ministry of Coal, NHPC, CEA, BP Statistical Review 2015, Corporate Catalyst India, Indian Power Sector, Ministry of Power, Aranca Research

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