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Sources of Power Generation in India

11-JUL-2016 15:33

    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:

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    Conceptual figure of Gas based Power Generation Plant:

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    Conceptual figure of Nuclear Power Plant:

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