With a production of 1108 TW, India is the world’s 3rd largest producer and 4th largest consumer of electricity in the world with a total demand of 1905 TW expected by 2022. The Indian government has provided electricity in 14,955 villages so far and aims to electrify all 18,452 villages by end of 2019. There is about a 40% increase in transformation capacity from 5.3 lakh MVA in March 2014 to 7.4 lakh MVA in March 2017.
India’s power sector is forecasted to attract investments worth INR 9-9.5 tn ($ 128.24-135.37 bn) between FY19-23.
The Ministry of Power has set a target of 1,229.4 billion units (BUs) of electricity to be generated in the financial year 2017-18, which is 50 BUs higher than the target for 2016-17. Power consumption estimated to increase from 1160.1 TWh in 2016 to 1,894.7 TWh in 2022.
100% FDI in thermal power is allowed for generation from all sources (except atomic energy), transmission and distribution of electric energy and Power Trading under the automatic route.
49% FDI in thermal power sector in India allowed in Power Exchanges registered under the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Power Market) Regulations, 2010 under automatic route.
3rd largest coal producer in the world
3rd largest number of nuclear reactors being installed in the world
3rd largest producer and 4th largest consumer of electricity in the world
Approximately 60 GW of highest ever conventional power capacity has been added in the last 3 years
As of March 2018, India has a total thermal installed capacity of 222.90 GW. Almost 88% of the thermal power is obtained from coal and the rest is from diesel and gas
The private sector generates close to 45.2% of India's thermal power, whereas States and Centre have a share of 24.6% and 30.2% respectively
The share of large hydro and nuclear energy in total installed capacity is approximately 13.2% and 2% respectively
Ministry of Power has taken various measures to achieve its aim of providing 24x7 affordable and environment-friendly 'Power for All’ by end of 2019
Highest ever coal production of 74 million tonnes in 2 years
Increasing per-capita power usage will provide further impetus to the energy industry
Expansion in industrial activity to boost demand for electricity
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