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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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

Industry Scenario

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.

Growth Drivers

GD
  • India’s power demand is expected to rise up by FY22

    1,905 TWh

  • The peak power requirement by the country in FY17.

    159.54 GW

  • CAGR (FY07–FY17) in installed capacity for thermal power

    11%

  • Total hydro power capacity yet to be tapped in India

    67%

Key policies

Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana

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.

Integrated Power Development Scheme

The scheme will cover works relating to feeder separation, strengthening of sub-transmission & distribution systems, provisioning of solar panels, including metering of distribution transformers/ feeders/ consumers in urban areas, and IT enablement of distribution sector.
 

Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana

The scheme envisages:
Financial Turnaround
Operational improvement
Reduction of cost of generation of power
Development of Renewable Energy
Energy efficiency & conservation

FDI Facts

  • FDI in Power Exchanges

  • FDI (in USD) in Power Sector (April 2000 - June 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.

Recent Investments

  • 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.

Major Investors