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Total installed capacity of power stations in India stood at 315,426.32 Megawatt (MW) as of February 28, 2017.The Ministry of Power has set a target of 1,229.4 billion units (BU) of electricity to be generated in the financial year 2017-18, which is 50 BU’s higher than the target for 2016-17.

The annual growth rate in renewable energy generation has been estimated to be 27 per cent and 18 per cent for conventional energy. The Government has added 8.5 GW of conventional generation capacity during the April 2016-January 2017 period.


Indian Power in 2016-2017
Under the 12th Five Year Plan, the Government has added 93.5 GW of power generation capacity, thereby surpassing its target of 88.5 .GW during the period.

The Indian power sector itself has an investment potential of US$ 250 billion in the next 4-5 years, providing immense opportunities in power generation, distribution, transmission and equipment, according to the Ministry of Coal, Power and Renewable Energy.

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