India’s power supply deficit stood at 0.6% during the financial year (FY) 2018-19, just 0.1% down from the figures reported during FY 2017-18. During FY 2018-19, 1,267,209 million units (MUs) of electricity were supplied against the requirement of 1,274,564 MUs. This was 7,355 MUs lesser than the targeted energy requirement, according to the data provided by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).
Mercom had previously reported that the energy supplied in March 2019 was 110 billion units (BUs), an increase of 4% from 106 BUs supplied in March 2018. Compared to February 2019, the energy supplied was 15 BUs more.
According to CEA’s 2018 Load Generation Balance Report, India was expecting a power surplus of 4.6% based on the assumption that the country’s peak demand will reach 185,122 MW with a peak surplus of 2.5% during the FY 2018-19.