India’s power production up by 6.25% in Apr-Jan FY’17

India’s power production up by 6.25% in Apr-Jan FY’17

Power generation from renewables like solar and wind grew by 26.32% to 70.12 BUs.

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Power generation in India from conventional as well as renewable sources surged by 6.25% to 1,038.9 billion units (BUs) in the April-January period of this financial year compared to the same period a year-ago. 

“The power generation increased by 6.25% at 1038.9 BUs in the April-January period this financial year compared to 977.81 BUs in the corresponding period a year-ago,” according to an official from power ministry.

“Focussing mainly on the renewables sources is driving up overall figures of electricity generation,” the official added. 

The official further stated that the growth in power production, excluding the renewable sources, was 5.04% in the first 10-month period of the fiscal 2016-17. 

During the given period, power production from renewable sources such as solar and wind grew by 26.32% to 70.12 BUs from the 55.51 BUs in the same period a year-ago.

India’s generation of electricity from conventional sources increased to 968.42 BUs in the April-January period in the current fiscal compared to 922.29 BUs in the corresponding period a year back, according to a report by Central Electricity Authority (CEA). 

The country generated 95.33 BUs of power from sources such as hydro, thermal and nuclear in the month of January 2017, an increase of 3.48% from 92.12 BUs generation in the same month the previous year, the report said.

India had set a target of around 101.06 BUs of electricity generation from the conventional sources in the month of January this year, it said.

The Dollar Business Bureau - Mar 07, 2017 12:00 IST
 
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