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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 – An Infographic

Latest update: December, 2017

  • 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




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