Kolkata, Apr 29 UNI | 3 months ago

Power generation in India went up by 6.04 per cent to 967.15 billion unit (BU) in 2013-14 compared to 912.06 BU in 2012-13, a Central Electricity Authority (CEA) data claimed.


Of the total generation in 2013-14, generation from the thermal sector was at 792.48 BU (760.68 BU in FY'13), while that from the hydro-sector was at 134.85 BU (113.72 BU in FY'13), India Coal Market Watch (ICMW) quoting the CEA data as saying. Output from the nuclear sector was at 34.23 BU, up from 32.87 BU in 2012-13.

Import of power from Bhutan in 2013-14 rose to 5.59 BU from 4.79 BU in 2012-13.

Meanwhile, India's power generation in March 2014 stood at 84.64 BU, up 11.59 pc from 75.85 BU generated in February 2014, the CEA data stated.

However, generation in March 2014 was higher by 5.37 pc from 80.33 BU in March 2013, the data revealed.

Out of the total generation in March 2014, 72.39 BU (68.8 BU in March 2013) were in the thermal sector and 9.16 BU (8.77 BU in March 2013) in the hydro sector.

Generation from the nuclear sector in March was at 3.04 BU (2.7 BU in March 2013), while imports from Bhutan stood at 0.05 BU, down from 0.06 BU in March 2013.

In February 2014, generation by the thermal sector was at 65.59 BU (60.15 BU in February 2013) and 7.39 BU (5.87 BU in February 2013) in the hydro sector.

Generation in the nuclear sector in February was 2.91 BU (2.7 BU in February 2013) and imports from Bhutan stood at 0.05 BU (0.04 BU in February 2013).

India's power generation in 2011-12 stood at 876.89 BU during 2011-12.

(Posted on 29-04-2014)