Peak power supply deficit halves over 5 years


Peak power supply deficit halves over 5 years

India’s electricity supply deficit has more than halved to 2 per cent despite annual peak demand rising nearly 21 per cent from 2013-14 to 2017-18. The peak demand is an assessment of the maximum power requirement during any time of the year.

According to data compiled by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), India’s peak power demand stood at 1.36 lakh megawatt (MW) during 2013-2014. This rose by over 20 per cent to 1.64 lakh MW in 2017-18.

Correspondingly, the country’s peak met, an assessment of the maximum electricity supplied during anytime of the year, rose over 23 per cent from 1.30 lakh MW in 2013-14 to 1.61 lakh MW in 2017-18.

The net peak deficit, the difference between maximum power supply and demand, of the country during 2013-14 stood at 6,103 MW or 4.5 per cent lower than the maximum demand. Read More

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