India witnessed a five-fold increase in the additional power generation capacity during the last nine years as per the official data released by the union government on 2 June 2013. It has gone up from over 3900 MW in 2004-05 to 20660 MW in 2012-13. Over 9 lakh million units of power was generated in 2012-13 as against 5.8 lakh Million Units in 2004-05.
The total installed capacity of electricity generation was more than two lakh 23 thousand MW as on 31 March 2013 while the demand was one lakh 35 thousand MW. Power sector has grown positively over the 11th plan period registering a growth rate of nearly 4 per cent in 2012-13.