India will add 131.31 GW of power generation capacity during 2019 to 2022, Parliament was informed Tuesday. “Based on the present preparedness of projects, the likely power generation capacity addition during 2019 to 2022 is likely to be 1,31,316 MW,” Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.
India”s total installed power generation capacity was 3,56,817.6 MW as on May 31, 2019. He said that in 2018-19, all India electrical energy requirement was 1274.59 Billion Units (BU) and energy supplied was 1267.52 BU. The all India peak demand was 177.022 GW and peak demand met was 175.528 GW for 2018-19 (shortage of 0.6 per cent).
As per ”National Electricity Plan – Generation” issued in January 2018, the projected peak demand is 226 GW and energy requirement is estimated at 1,566 BU at the end of 2021-22. Read More