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Indian Power Industry INDIAN POWER INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE IN 2015 - 2016 Indian Power Industry


As on October 2015, total thermal installed capacity in India stood at 195.6 GW, while hydro and renewable energy installed capacity totaled 42.5 GW and 36.5 GW, respectively. At 5.8 GW, nuclear energy capacity had increased considerably For the 12th Five-Year Plan, a total of 88.5 GW of power capacity addition is targeted; of which, 72.3 GW constitutes thermal power, 10.8GW hydro power and 5.3 GW nuclear power Power is one of the most critical components in the development of India. India’s power sector is one of the most diversified in the world.

Sources of power generation range from conventional sources such as coal, lignite, natural gas, oil, hydro and nuclear power to viable non-conventional sources such as wind, solar, and agricultural and domestic waste. Electricity demand in the country has increased rapidly and is expected to rise further in the years to come. The Planning Commission’s 12th Five-Year Plan estimates total domestic energy production to reach 669.6 million tonnes of oil equivalent (MTOE) by 2016–17 and 844 MTOE by 2021–22.


Indian Power in 2015-2016
As of November 2015, total thermal installed capacity stood at 196.2 gigawatt (GW), while hydro and renewable energy installed capacity totaled 42.6 GW and 37.4 GW, respectively. At 5.8 GW, nuclear energy capacity remained broadly constant compared with the previous year. India's rooftop solar capacity addition grew 66 per cent from last year to reach 525 Mega Watts (MW), and has the potential to grow up to 6.5 giga watts (GW)1. India’s wind power capacity, installed in FY2016, is estimated to increase 20 per cent over last year to 2,800 Mega Watt (MW)2.

India’s wind energy market is expected to attract investments totaling Rs 1,00,000 crore (US$ 15.7 billion) by 2020, and wind power capacity is estimated to almost double by 2020 from over 23,000 MW in June 2015, with an addition of about 4,000 MW per annum in the next five years.

Between April 2000 and September 2015, the industry attracted US$ 9.97 billion in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

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