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10.4% growth in energy consumption Y-o-Y from April, 2022 to February, 2023: Union Power & NRE Minister Shri R. K. Singh

A number of measures taken to ensure availability of the generation capacity during the peak demand season in April-May this year - Union Power & NRE Minister Shri R. K. Singh

Posted On: 23 MAR 2023 3:41PM by PIB Delhi

The comparison of energy requirement and energy supplied for the month of February, 2023 and February, 2022 and for the period April, 2022 to February, 2023 and April, 2021 to February, 2022 is given at Annexure-I.

The growth in energy supplied/consumption in February, 2023 is 8% as compared to February, 2022 whereas growth in energy supplied/consumption for the period April, 2022 to February, 2023 is 10.4% as compared to the period April, 2021 to February, 2022.

The peak demand in the month of March, 2023 has been projected as 212 GW whereas only 209 GW has been reported till date in the month of March, 2023. The month of April, 2023 and May, 2023 have been projected as high demand period. During the current year 2023-24, the peak demand is expected to be around 229 GW during the summer period. Following steps have been taken for meeting the increased demand for power:

    Measures have been taken to ensure the availability of the generation capacity. The generators are directed to complete the maintenance work of their plants well before the period of high demand. No planned maintenance will be taken during the high demand period (say April & May, 2023.

Monitoring and coordination with Ministries of Coal and Railways, on a regular basis, for increase in the production and dispatch of coal as much as possible.

All generators have been asked for timely import of required coal for blending purposes so that adequate coal stock is maintained in the plant.

All captive coal blocks have been asked to maximize the coal production to supplement the coal supply from domestic coal companies (CIL and SCCL).

Additional arrangement for gas for running gas based stations has been planned from GAIL, during high power demand months.

Imported Coal Based (ICB) plants have been issued statutory directions to stock coal and generate power during high demand period.

The State-wise power supply position for the year 2021-22 and current year 2022-23 (up to February, 2023) is given at Annexure-II. The marginal gap between energy requirement and energy supplied is generally on account of factors such as constraints in distribution network, financial constraints, commercial reasons, etc.

 

ANNEXURE-I

 

The comparison of energy requirement and energy supplied for the month of February, 2023 and February, 2022 and for the period April, 2022 to February, 2023 and April, 2021 to February, 2022

(Figures in MU net)

 

February, 2023

February, 2022

% Change

Energy requirement

Energy supplied

Energy requirement

Energy supplied

Energy requirement

Energy supplied

117,209

116,697

108,362

108,032

8.2

8.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

April, 2022 - February, 2023

April, 2021 - February, 2022

% Change

Energy

requirement

Energy

supplied

Energy

requirement

Energy

supplied

Energy

requirement

Energy

supplied

1,382,920

1,375,571

1,250,625

1,245,546

10.6

10.4

 

 

ANNEXURE-II

The State-wise power supply position for the year 2021-22 and current year 2022-23 (upto February, 2023)

 

State/ System/Region

April, 2022 - February, 2023

April, 2021 - March, 2022

Energy

requirement

Energy

supplied

Energy not

supplied

Energy

requirement

Energy

supplied

Energy not

supplied

( MU )

( MU )

( MU )

( % )

( MU )

( MU )

( MU )

( % )

Chandigarh

1,687

1,687

0

0.0

1,606

1,606

0

0.0

Delhi

33,012

33,002

10

0.0

31,128

31,122

6

0.0

Haryana

57,564

57,061

503

0.9

55,499

55,209

290

0.5

Himachal Pradesh

11,601

11,497

104

0.9

12,115

12,088

27

0.2

UT of J&K and Ladakh

17,914

17,604

309

1.7

19,957

18,434

1,524

7.6

Punjab

65,282

64,996

286

0.4

62,846

62,411

436

0.7

Rajasthan

94,270

92,557

1,712

1.8

89,814

89,310

504

0.6

Uttar Pradesh

1,34,645

1,33,449

1,196

0.9

1,29,448

1,28,310

1,138

0.9

Uttarakhand

14,496

14,247

249

1.7

15,521

15,426

94

0.6

Northern Region

4,31,544

4,27,175

4,369

1.0

4,17,934

4,13,915

4,019

1.0

Chhattisgarh

35,450

35,381

69

0.2

31,908

31,872

35

0.1

Gujarat

1,26,657

1,26,613

44

0.0

1,23,953

1,23,666

287

0.2

Madhya Pradesh

84,434

84,105

329

0.4

86,501

86,455

46

0.1

Maharashtra

1,69,433

1,69,322

111

0.1

1,72,823

1,72,809

14

0.0

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

and Daman & Diu

9,169

9,169

0

0.0

9,433

9,433

0

0.0

Goa

4,279

4,279

0

0.0

4,448

4,448

0

0.0

Western Region

4,33,746

4,33,192

553

0.1

4,29,065

4,28,683

383

0.1

Andhra Pradesh

65,604

65,194

410

0.6

68,413

68,219

194

0.3

Telangana

68,609

68,576

34

0.0

70,539

70,523

16

0.0

Karnataka

67,159

67,133

26

0.0

72,437

72,417

20

0.0

Kerala

25,028

25,007

21

0.1

26,579

26,570

9

0.0

Tamil Nadu

1,03,794

1,03,718

77

0.1

1,09,816

1,09,798

18

0.0

Puducherry

2,806

2,805

1

0.0

2,894

2,893

1

0.0

Lakshadweep #

58

58

0

0.0

56

56

0

0.0

Southern Region

3,33,043

3,32,476

567

0.2

3,50,678

3,50,421

258

0.1

Bihar

36,635

35,873

762

2.1

36,216

35,761

455

1.3

DVC

23,858

23,850

8

0.0

23,741

23,736

4

0.0

Jharkhand

12,006

11,099

907

7.6

11,148

10,590

558

5.0

Odisha

39,074

39,028

46

0.1

38,339

38,332

7

0.0

West Bengal

55,133

55,066

67

0.1

54,001

53,945

57

0.1

Sikkim

539

539

0

0.0

610

609

0

0.0

Andaman- Nicobar

Islands #

318

318

0

0.0

335

327

8

2.3

Eastern Region

1,67,298

1,65,508

1,789

1.1

1,64,054

1,62,973

1,081

0.7

Arunachal Pradesh

823

803

20

2.4

875

874

1

0.1

Assam

10,619

10,612

7

0.1

10,844

10,825

19

0.2

Manipur

926

925

1

0.1

1,019

1,018

1

0.1

Meghalaya

2,050

2,050

0

0.0

2,256

2,243

13

0.6

Mizoram

592

592

0

0.0

656

644

12

1.8

Nagaland

844

802

41

4.9

852

851

1

0.1

Tripura *

1,428

1,428

0

0.0

1,578

1,578

0

0.0

North-Eastern Region

17,289

17,220

70

0.4

18,079

18,033

47

0.3

All India

13,82,920

13,75,571

7,349

0.5

13,79,812

13,74,024

5,787

0.4

# Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands are stand-alone systems, power supply position of these does not form part

of regional requirement and supply.

* Excludes the supply to Bangladesh.

Note:  Power Supply Position Report has been compiled based on the data furnished by State Utilities/Electricity

Departments. The MU figures have been rounded off to nearest unit place.

 

This information was given by the Union Minister of Power Sh. R.K. Singh in the Lok Sabha Today.

 

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