Demand-supply gap following improved power requirement in August this year was met by increased hydel and nuclear power generation bringing down peak deficits to 0.5% according to a report by India Ratings and Research.
In August 2018, all-India energy requirement increased 6% over August last year to 112.0 billion units and available energy increased 6.2% to 111.4 billion units. Peak demand deficit improved to 0.5% in August 2018 against 2% last August.
According to the report by India Ratings, increase in power demand was met through higher electricity generation, which increased 11.7% year-on- year to 105.7 billion units, especially driven by a healthy year-on-year rise in generation from hydel sources by 20% and nuclear by 18.1% while thermal generation remained almost at the same levels. Read More