Sources of Power Generation in India

The Overall generation in the country has been increased from 1048.673 during 2014-15 to 1107.386 BU* during the year 2015-16. The Category wise generation performance is as follows:- Thermal Increased by 7.45 %, Hydro Reduced by 6.09 %, Nuclear Increased by 3.63 %. Overall leader of electricity generation in India is thermal power (68%) of total power generation in India.
Created On: Jul 11, 2016 15:33 IST
Modified On: Jul 13, 2016 10:39 IST

The Overall generation in the country has been increased from 1048.673 during 2014-15 to 1107.386 BU* during the year 2015-16. The Category wise generation performance as follows:- Thermal Increased by 7.45 %, Hydro Reduced by 6.09 %, Nuclear Increased by 3.63 %. Overall leader of electricity generation in India is thermal power (68%) of total power generation in India.

Current Situation of Various Sources of Power Generation in India is given below:

Types of Power Plant

Installed Capacity (MW)

Percentage Share

1. Thermal power

(i) Coal Gas

(ii) Gas based

(iii) Oil based

153848

132288

20360

1200

68.14

58.59

9.02

0.53

2. Hydro Power

39623

17.55

3. Nuclear Power

4780

2.12

4. Renewable Source Of Energy

27542

12.20

Total Energy

225793

100.00

Note: Capacity Addition (MW):

Eleventh five year plan (Target): 62000 MW

Eleventh five year plan (Achievement): 58000 MW

Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17): (Target): 100000 MW:- The central electricity authority has estimated to add 88,537 MW power capacity in the country comprising 26182 MW in the central sector, 15530 MW in the state sector and 46825 MW  in the private sector.

Power Generation in India: (Installed Capacity is given below)

State Sector

 

Central Sector

 

Private Sector

 

Installed capacity

Share

Installed capacity

Share

Installed capacity

Share

89092

39.5

65613

29.0

71088

31.5

Conceptual figure of Coal based Power Generation Plant:

Jagranjosh

Conceptual figure of Gas based Power Generation Plant:

Jagranjosh

Conceptual figure of Nuclear Power Plant:

Jagranjosh

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