Power generation growth at 9.5%: Goyal

Power generation growth at 9.5%: Goyal

Energy shortage reduced by 87% to 14 mu in 2 years

Power generation growth at 9.5%: Goyal

 Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said the country’s electricity generation growth has risen to 9.5% this year so far, against 5.65% during the 10-year period from 2004 to 2014.

The power generation growth was recorded at 5.65% between 2004 and 2014, 5.02% in 2012-14, 7.03% in 2014-16 and 9.5% in 2016-till date, the minister tweeted.

Goyal also said there was 87% reduction in energy shortage in just two years to 14 million units (mu), from 110 million units earlier.

As per the Vidyut Pravah application to monitor power demand on the basis of data provided by states, the electricity deficit came down to 14 mu in July this year from 110 mu in the same month in 2014 and 62 mu in 2015. Goyal also tweeted that power was available at rates below Rs 2 per unit on Sunday at exchanges across the country with no network congestion. “This reflects country moving towards One nation, One grid, One price,” he said.
The minister said since the NDA government came to power, the Centre has revived stalled generation capacity of over 30,000 mW.

The government has launched Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) for separation of agriculture and non- agriculture feeders, strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution infrastructure for adequate electricity supply in rural areas.

In the 12th Plan period (2012-17), projects amounting to Rs 63,810 crore have been sanctioned so far under DDUGJY, including the subsumed Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana.

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