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POWER

The power sector is high on India's priority as it offers tremendous potential for investing companies based on the sheer size of the market and the returns available on investment capital. In the past few years, there has been considerable growth in power plants based on renewable sources of energy.

The Government of India has an ambitious mission of ‘POWER FOR ALL BY 2012’. This mission would require that our installed generation capacity should be at least 2,00,000 MW by 2012. In order to ensure that the generated power reaches the entire country, an expansion of the regional transmission network and inter regional capacity to transmit power would be essential.

Overview of Power Sector

Generation

The total electricity generation in the country increased from 704.5 Billion Unit (BU) during 2007-08, beginning of the 11 th Five Year Plan to 771.6 BU in 2009-10. The power generation was 597.6 BU in the financial year 2010-11 up to December 2010.

Year

Generation (BU)

Growth (%)

2007-08

704.5

6.3

2008-09

723.8

2.7

2009-10

771.6

6.6

2009-10 (till December 2009)

571.6

-

2010-11 (till December 2010)

597.6

4.5*

Source: Annual Report 2010-11, Ministry of Power, Government of India

*- Calculated with 2009-10 (till December 2009) generation as initial generated power.

Power Supply Position

The power supply position of the country over the years is as follows:

Energy

Year

Energy Requirements (Mu)

Energy Availibility (Mu)

Energy Shortage (Mu)

Energy Shortage (%)

2007-08

737052

664660

72392

9.8

2008-09

777039

691038

86001

11.1

2009-10

830594

746644

83950

10.1

2009-10 (till December 2009)

617907

557308

60599

9.8

2010-11 (till December 2010)

638067

582163

55904

8.8

Source: Annual Report 2010-11, Ministry of Power, Government of India

Peak Demand

The growth in availability of power during the current year has surpassed the growth in requirement of power. Consequently, the peak shortage in the country in the current year reduced to 10.2% from 12.6% in April-December 2009.

Year

Peak Demand (Mw)

Peak Met (Mw)

Peak Shortage (Mw)

Peak Shortage (%)

2007-08

108866

90793

18073

16.6

2008-09

109809

96785

13024

11.9

2009-10

119166

104009

15157

12.7

2009-10 (till December 2009)

116281

101609

14672

12.6

2010-11 (till December 2010)

119437

107286

12151

10.2

Source: Annual Report 2010-11, Ministry of Power, Government of India

Plant Load Factor (PLF)

The Plant Load Factor (PLF) of Thermal Power Stations (TPSs) in the country has been steadily increasing over the years, representing higher utilization of installed capacity. The average PLF of RPSs of power Utilities during April-December 2010-11 was 72.88% mainly due to substantial addition of coal based capacity and delay in stabilization of some of the new units. The sector-wise and overall PLF is as under:

Year

Central (%)

State (%)

Private (%)

Overall (%)

2007-08

86.7

71.9

90.8

78.8

2008-09

84.3

71.2

91

77.2

2009-10 (till December 2009)

85.49

70.9

82.41

77.53

2010-11 (till December 2010)

83.13

63.93

79.7

72.88

Source: Annual Report 2010-11, Ministry of Power, Government of India

 

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