The scheme will cover works relating to feeder separation, strengthening of sub-transmission & distribution systems, including metering of distribution transformers/ feeders/ consumers and rural electrification.
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Indian government has electrified 14,955 un-electrified villages so far out of the total 18,452 villages and is targeting electrification of all villages by 2019.
There is about 40% increase in transformation capacity from 5.3 lakh MVA in March 2014 to 7.4 lakh MVA in March 2017.
The Ministry of Power has set a target of 1,229.4 bn units (BUs) of electricity to be generated in the financial year 2017-18, which is 50 BUs higher than the target for 2016-17. Power consumption estimated to increase from 1160.1 TWh in 2016 to 1,894.7 TWh in 2022.
100% FDI is allowed in the power sector for Generation from all sources (except atomic energy), transmission and distribution of electric energy and Power Trading under the automatic route
49% FDI allowed in Power Exchanges registered under the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Power Market) Regulations, 2010 under automatic route
for more details refer FDI Policy 2017
- 3rd largest coal producer in the world
- 3rd largest number of nuclear reactors being installed in the world
- 3rd largest producer and 4th largest consumer of electricity in the world
60 GW - Highest ever conventional power capacity addition for a period of three years.
As of October 2017, India has a total thermal installed capacity of 219.41 GW. Almost 88 % of the thermal power is obtained from coal and rest is from diesel and gas.
Private sector generates close to 39% of India's thermal power, whereas states and centre have a share of 33% and 28% respectively. Share of large hydro and nuclear energy in total installed capacity is approximately 2% and 13% respectively.
- Ministry of Power has taken various measures to achieve its aim of providing 24X7 affordable and environment friendly 'Power for All’ by 2019.
- India’s power demand is expected to rise up by FY22
- The peak power requirement by the country in FY17.
- CAGR (FY07–FY17) in installed capacity for thermal power
- Total hydro power capacity yet to be tapped in India
FDI in Power Exchanges
FDI (in USD) in Power Sector during April 2000 - September 2017
FDI is allowed under the automatic route in the power sector for Generation from all sources (except atomic energy), transmission and distribution of electric energy and Power Trading.
September 2017 - The world’s largest coal mining company Coal India posted a profit of USD 57.15 mn with net sales recorded at USD 2.71 bn for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.
July 2017 - State-run power utility NTPC, plans to invest USD 10 bn in new coal-fired power stations over the next five years despite the electricity regulator's assessment that thermal plants now under construction will be able to meet demand until 2027.
April 2017 - State-run NTPC , has crossed the milestone of 50 GW power generation capacity which will help the country realise the goal of power for all.