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Power Sector in India: Update for FY 2011

The latest figures released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) indicate a 5.5% growth in electricity generation in India during the financial year 2010-11. Power generation recorded a CAGR of 5.17% during the period 2001-02 to 2010-11.

Highlights of power sector developments in 2010-11

  • The total thermal generation has achieved a growth rate of 3.81%. Coal-based generation recorded a growth rate of 3.99%.Growth of thermal generation was mainly restricted due to coal shortages, receipt of poor quality/ wet coal, delay in commissioning of power plants.
  • The average PLF of thermal power projects (coal/lignite) achieved during the year was 75.10%, as compared to 77.68% in the previous year. 
  • As on March 31, 2011, 29 power stations had critical coal stock position (of less than 14 days) and 13 power stations with super critical stock meaning stock for less than 4 days.
  • Gas-based power generation witnessed a setback due to lower fuel availability from the Reliance Industries owned KG-D6 basin.
  •  Revival of good monsoon after two successive years of deficient/scanty rain fall resulted in a 10% growth in hydro power generation.
  • The nuclear generation achieved a remarkable growth rate of 41.04% due to improved availability of nuclear fuel to the nuclear plants, and additional generation from the newly commissioned nuclear unit at Kaiga in January’11 & re-commissioning of some of the units after repairs & maintenance works. 
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