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Government of India
Ministry of Power
19-November-2010 17:23 IST
Power Requirement
National Energy Conservation Award 2009 to NHPC

 

Central Electricity Authority (CEA) periodically carries out survey/ assessment of demand for electricity in the country. Forecast of electricity demand in terms of electrical energy requirement, peak demand in the 17th Electric Power Survey  (latest in the series), presented year-wise projections upto the end of 11th Plan and for the terminal years of 12th and 13th Plan.  The forecast of electricity consumption in respect of various categories including agriculture and industries  for the years 2010-11 and 2011-12, according to the 17th Electric Power Survey, is given below:

 

Consumption Categories

Forecast

 

(Figures in Million Unit)

 

2010-11

2011-12

Domestic

194,937

220,372

Commercial & Miscellaneous

58,755

65,666

Public Lighting

8,184

9,043

Public Water Works

17,468

19,281

Irrigation

141,775

152,931

LT Industries

60,944

68,135

HT Industries

176,522

192,614

Railway Traction

15,569

16,913

Non - Industrial

10,170

10,893

Total Consumption

684,324

755,848

 

             The steps taken by the Government to meet the growing requirement of power in the country include the following:

 

(i)         Quantum jump in capacity addition during the 11th Plan as compared to previous Plans.

 

(ii)        Rigorous monitoring of capacity addition of the on-going power generation projects.

 

(iii)       Hydro Power Policy 2008 launched with the aim to boost hydro power development in the country.

 

(iv)       Development of Ultra Mega Power Projects of 4000 MW each to reap benefits of economies of scale.

 

(v)        Bulk ordering of 11 units of 660 MW each with supercritical technology with mandatory phased indigenous manufacturing programme is planned to promote indigenous manufacturing.

 

(vi)       Renovation, modernization and life extension of old and inefficient generation units.

 

(vii)      Thrust to augmentation of manufacturing capacity of power generation equipment in the country.

 

(viii)     Allocation of gas from KG basin for gas-based power stations. 

 

(ix)       Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSU’s) have been advised to delegate more powers to their officers at projects for quicker decision making.

 

(x)        Additional ROE of 0.5% for timely completion for Central Sector Power Projects provided by CERC w.e.f. 01.04.2009.

                                                                                        

This information was given by Shri Bharatsinh Solanki, Minister of State for Power in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

 

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