India to Add 131.31 GW Power Generation Capacity Until 2022
India will include 131.31 GW of power generation capacity from 2019 to 2022 in the light of the present readiness of tasks, where the conceivable power age limit expansion during 2019 to 2022 is most likely going to be 1,31,316 MW as quoted by Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh.
India’s total power generation capacity was 3, 56,817.6 MW. He said that in 2018-19, all India electrical vitality necessity was 1274.59 Billion Units (BU) and vitality provided was 1267.52 BU. The all India demand was 177.022 GW and the request met was 175.528 GW for 2018-19 (lack of 0.6 per cent). According to ‘National Electricity Plan – Generation’ issued in January 2018, the anticipated pinnacle request is 226 GW and vitality necessity is assessed at 1,566 BU towards the finish of 2021-22. The plan anticipated peak request is 299 GW and vitality prerequisite at 2,047 BU toward the finish of 2026-27.
The minister quoted that according to studies led during 2003-2014, a sum of 200 potential destinations for coal and lignite-based power limit totalling to around 4,04,905 MW and gas-based limit of 24,000 MW have been identified in the nation. The complete hydroelectric capability of the nation as far as the limit is evaluated at 1, 48,701 MW. Sustainable power source potential in India is evaluated at 8, 96,602 MW containing 7, 48,991 MW of sun-based power, 1, 02,772 MW of wind control, 19,749 MW of little hydropower and 25,090 MW of bio-vitality.
News Resource: ET Energy News
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