Projected All-India Peak Demand and Energy Requirement at the End of 12th Plan Stands at 199,540 MW

The minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia today informed the Lok Sabha that as per 18th Electric Power Survey (EPS) report, the projected all-India peak demand and energy requirement at the end of 12th Plan (2016-17) was 199,540 MW and 1354.874 BU respectively at power station bus-bar. To meet this projected demand, capacity addition of 88,537 MW is required during 12th Five Year Plan from conventional sources including thermal and hydro. In addition, the installed capacity of grid-interactive renewable sources of power generation is expected to be about 54,000 MW at the end of 12th Plan period. This capacity is expected to be adequate to generate power to meet the stipulated energy requirement (net) at the end of the current Five Year Plan period, the minister said.

As per All India electricity statistics General Review ratio of All India electrical energy sales to ultimate consumers category-wise (utilities) for the year 2009-10 and 2010-11 are given below:-

Sl. No. Category Percentage of total electrical energy sold
2009-10 2010-11
1. Domestic 24.90 25.17
2. Agriculture 20.98 20.48
3. Industrial Power 36.73 36.47
4. Others * 17.39 17.88
Total 100.00 100.00

* Others include electric energy sales of categories like commercial, public lighting, railways, public water works and sewage, pumping and miscellaneous.

(c) : As per the Planning Commission’s Annual Report 20011-12 on the Working of State Power Utilities & Electricity Departments, the average tariff has increased in the past few years but the rise has not been commensurate with the increase in the cost of power supply.

Average cost of power supply and average tariff realized from 2007-08 to 2011-12 is given in the table as under:

(Paise/kWh)

Description 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

(Revised Estimate)

2011-12

(Projected)

Average Cost of Power Supply 404 462 478 484 487
Average Tariff 305 325 333 357 380
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