Electricity Sector in India had an installed capacity of 315.42 GW as of 28 February 2017 & becomes net exporter of electricity for first time #Hindustan360

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According to the statement, during the current year 2016-17 (April-February), India has exported around 5,798 Million Units to Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar. View more at #Hindustan360.

“As per Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the designated authority of Government of India for Cross Border Trade of Electricity, first time India has turned around from a net importer of electricity to Net Exporter of electricity,” Power Ministry said in a statement.

5,798 Million Units to Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar which is 213 Million units more than the import of around 5,585 Million units from Bhutan. Export to Nepal and Bangladesh increased 2.5 and 2.8 times respectively in the last three years.

Ever since the cross border trade of electricity started in mid-80s, India has been importing power from Bhutan and marginally exporting to Nepal in radial mode at 33 kV and 132 kV from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. On an average, Bhutan has been supplying around 5,000-5,500 Million units to India, it said. India had also been exporting around 190 MW power to Nepal over 12 cross border interconnections at 11kV, 33kV and 132 kV level.

The export of power to Nepal further increased by around 145 MW with commissioning of Muzaffarpur (India)– Dhalkhebar (Nepal) 400kV line (being operated at 132 kV) in 2016, it added. The export of power to Bangladesh from India got further boost with commissioning of the first cross border Interconnection between Baharampur in India and Bheramara in Bangladesh at 400kV in September 2013.

Electricity generation (MU) data at national level in the year 2015-16

Data CEA NLDC
Total generation 1,107,822 1,106,236
Hydro 121,376 131,862
Non conventional sources na 28,604
Imports 5,244 5,557
Exports na 5,124
Energy met in India 1,102,698 1,106,236

Growth of Installed Capacity in India

 
Installed Capacity
as on
Thermal (MW) Nuclear
(MW)
Renewable (MW) Total (MW) % Growth
(on yearly basis)
Coal Gas Diesel Sub-Total
Thermal
Hydro Other
Renewable
Sub-Total
Renewable
31-Dec-1947 756 98 854 508 508 1,362
31-Dec-1950 1,004 149 1,153 560 560 1,713 8.59%
31-Mar-1956 1,597 228 1,825 1,061 1,061 2,886 13.04%
31-Mar-1961 2,436 300 2,736 1,917 1,917 4,653 12.25%
31-Mar-1966 4,417 137 352 4,903 4,124 4,124 9,027 18.80%
31-Mar-1974 8,652 165 241 9,058 640 6,966 6,966 16,664 10.58%
31-Mar-1979 14,875 168 164 15,207 640 10,833 10,833 26,680 12.02%
31-Mar-1985 26,311 542 177 27,030 1,095 14,460 14,460 42,585 9.94%
31-Mar-1990 41,236 2,343 165 43,764 1,565 18,307 18,307 63,636 9.89%
31-Mar-1997 54,154 6,562 294 61,010 2,225 21,658 902 22,560 85,795 4.94%
31-Mar-2002 62,131 11,163 1,135 74,429 2,720 26,269 1,628 27,897 105,046 4.49%
31-Mar-2007 71,121 13,692 1,202 86,015 3,900 34,654 7,760 42,414 132,329 5.19%
31-Mar-2012 112,022 18,381 1,200 131,603 4,780 38,990 24,503 63,493 199,877 9.00%
31 Mar 2015 169,118 23,062 1,200 188,898 5,780 41,267 35,777 77,044 271,722 11.98%
31 Mar 2016 185,173 24,509 994 210,676 5,780 42,783 42,849 85,632 302,088 11.18%

 

It was further augmented by commissioning of second cross border Interconnection between Surjyamaninagar (Tripura) in India and South Comilla in Bangladesh. At present, around 600 MW power is being exported to Bangladesh. The export of power to Nepal is expected to increase by around 145 MW shortly over 132 kV Katiya (Bihar)– Kusaha (Nepal) and 132 kV Raxaul (Bihar)– Parwanipur (Nepal). A few more cross border links with neighbouring countries are in the pipeline which would further increase export of power.

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