20th September 2020

Electricity Generation scenario in India.

To understand the Power/Electricity generation scenario in India, by referring to the report published by the Central Electricity Authority(CEA), The total installed capacity of India as on May-2019 is 356817.60 MW.

The power generation sector is owned by

Region Thermal Nuclear Hydro RES* Total
Northern Region 57721.46 1620.00 19707.77 14411.43 93450.66
Western Region 85155.11 1840.00 7547.50 23262.26 117804.87
Southern Region 53217.26 3320.00 11774.83 38940.34 107252.43
Eastern Region 27563.64 0.00 4942.12 1403.00 33908.76
Norht Eastern Region 2581.83 0.00 1427.00 324.29 4333.11
Islands 40.45 0.00 0.00 17.73 57.78

RES*=Renewable Energy Sources

RES include Small Hydro Project, Biomass Power, Urban & Industrial Waste Power, Solar, and Wind Energy. Installed capacity in respect of RES (MNRE) as on May-2019

The breakup of RES in India is mentioned in the below table

Small Hydro Power Wind Power Bio-Power Solar Power Total capacity
4594.15 35815.88 9269.80 28679.21 78359.04

The Indian power grid is divided into 6 regions:-

  1. Northern Region
  2. Western Region
  3. Southern Region
  4. Eastern Region
  5. North Eastern Region
  6. Islands

Northern Region

Northern Region includes the Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Chandigarh. The break up of the power generation is mentioned below

State Thermal Nuclear Hydro RES Total
Delhi 6232.35 102.83 723.09 178.89 7237.16
Haryana 8781.12 100.94 1966.52 419.42 11267.99
Himachal Pradesh 245.41 28.95 2910.45 883.29 4068.13
Jammu & Kashmir 810.47 67.98 2321.88 194.86 3395.19
Punjab 8144.09 196.81 3809.12 1282.42 13432.44
Rajasthan 12423.15 556.74 1939.19 7881.07 22800.15
Uttar Pradesh 18529.21 289.48 3368.63 2942.7 25130.02
Uttarakhand 961.9 31.24 1815.69 594.07 3402.9
Chandigarh 53.17 8.01 101.71 34.71 197.6
Total(Northern Region) 57721.46 1620 19707.77 14411.43 93460.66

Western Region

Western Region includes the Goa, Daman & Diu, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharastra, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli. The break up of the power generation is mentioned below

State Thermal Nuclear Hydro RES Total
Goa 537.26 26 0 3.97 567.23
Daman & Diu 184.75 7 0 14.47 206.22
Gujarat 22319.92 559 772 8723.12 32374.04
Madhya Pradesh 15273.38 273 3223.66 4664.36 23434.4
Chhattisgarh 13240.75 48 220 35.35 14044.1
Maharashtra 30806.53 690 3331.84 9315.53 44143.9
Dadra & Nagar Naveli 261.94 9 0 5.46 276.4
Total(Western Region) 85155.11 1840 7547.5 23262.26 117804.87

Southern Region

Southern Region comprises Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Tami Nadu, NLC and Puducherry. The break up of the power generation is mentioned below

State Thermal Nuclear Hydro RES Total
Andhra Pradesh 14643.82 127.27 1673.6 7745.19 24189.88
Telangana 9209.89 148.73 2479.93 3994.37 15832.92
Karnataka 9960.82 698 3586.6 13891.08 28136.6
Kerala 2451.76 362 1856.5 413.11 5083.37
Tamil Nadu 14786.07 1448 2178.2 12893.45 31305.72
NLC 100 0 0 0 100
Puducherry 280.9 86 0 3.14 370.04
Total(Southern Region) 53217.26 3320 11774.83 38940.34 107252.43

Eastern Region

Eastern Region comprises Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, DVC, Odisha, and Sikkim. The break up of the power generation is mentioned below

State Thermal Nuclear Hydro RES Total
Bihar 4130.33 0 110 326.15 4566.47
Jharkhand 1543.74 0 191 40.52 1775.26
West bengal 8697.77 0 1396 474.45 10568.22
DVC 6985.04 0 186.2 0 7171.24
Odisha 4992.9 0 2150.92 509.76 7653.58
Sikkim 87.03 0 823 52.12 962.15
Total(Eastern Region) 27563.64 0 4942.12 1403 33908.76

North-Eastern Region

North-Eastern Region comprises Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur, Nagaland, and Mizoram. The break up of the power generation is mentioned below

State Thermal Nuclear Hydro RES Total
Assam 1196.79 0 457.08 56.51 1710.38
Arunachal Pradesh 83.87 0 116.55 136.5 336.92
Meghalaya 155.29 0 394.27 32.65 582.21
Tripura 662.55 0 394.27 32.65 582.21
Manipur 154.67 0 95.34 8.89 258.9
Nagaland 81.03 0 57.33 31.67 170.03
Mizoram 71.51 0 97.94 36.97 206.42
Total(North-Eastern Region) 2581.83 0 1427 324.29 4331.11

Islands

Island Covers Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep.

State Thermal Nuclear Hydro RES Total
Andaman & Nicobar 40.05 0 0 16.98 57.03
Lakshadweep 0 0 0 0 0.75
Total(Islands) 40.05 0 0 17.73 57.78

The above data displayed on this page is the total installed power/ Electrical generation capacity of India as on May-2019.

Note:- This data is taken from the website of CEA and is the property of CEA( Central Electricity Authority India)

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