India has touched new affluence in power generation capacity which has increased to 364.9 gigawatts. This has favoured the objective of meeting the country’s electric demand. In the first half of the year 2019, the country experienced undersupply of electricity by one per cent. In a written document, Minister of States for Power and New and Renewable Energy R K Singh has presented the entire years power generation and supply.
As per the recent update, the installed generation capacity in the country is around 3,64.960 megawatt (MW). This is quite adequate enough to address the demand of electricity in the country.
“It may be seen that the gap between demand and supply of power during the current year 2019-20 (up to October 2019) both in terms of energy and peak is less than 1 per cent,” comments, Minister of States for Power and New and Renewable Energy R K Singh.
According to Singh, the gap that existed was mostly for the paucity of power availability in the country. There are several other factors that stood as barrier in power production some of them are sub-transmission and distribution network, financial constraints of state power utilities to purchase power.
Singh is seen making optimistic statement where he has requested every company to purchase power from power exchanges on a daily basis, if they encounter any slippage in attending power requirements.
"The government is supporting the states/ UTs in augmenting and strengthening the intra-state transmission and distribution network through various schemes including Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana and Integrated Power Development Scheme," he narrates.
In the recent months, the supply of coal has been quite stirring. As per his narrative, the coal stock inpower plants as on November 21 stood at 23.1 million tons (MT) for 14 days as against 12.1 MT for 7 days on the same day last year.