Centre’s share in state power generation almost doubles in 5 years


Centre’s share in state power generation almost doubles in 5 years

AHMEDABAD: Even as power generation by state-run Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd (GSECL) declines, the share of the central sector’s contribution to state’s electricity generation has almost doubled over the last five fiscals.

According to the Socio Economic Review 2016-17, the central sector contributed 22,480 million units (MUs) to Gujarat’s total 1,03,137 MUs of electricity generation in 2015-16, or about 21.79%.

Against this, the central sector accounted for 8,723 MUs or 11.09% of 78,651 MUs generated in 2011-12.

The power supplied from central government-operated power projects to states is the share of the centre in a state’s total power generation.

Compared to the central sector, Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd (GSECL) accounted for 19,225 MUs and the private sector (including the state’s independent power producers) for 61,432 MUs of total electricity generated in Gujarat in 2015-16. GSECL’s contribution was much higher at 28,638 MUs in 2011-12, when 78,651 MUs was generated overall.

According to the review, the industrial segment accounted for 49.61% of total electricity consumption in 2015-16 followed by agriculture with 23.12% and the domestic sector at 17.78%. Electricity consumption in 2015-16 was 75,841 MUs. Read more

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