CEA has anticipated the power supply position factoring in power availability from various stations in operation, including renewable energy sources, fuel availability, and anticipated water availability at hydro-electric stations. A capacity addition of 12,186.14 Mw during 2019-20 comprising 10,296.15 MW of thermal, 1,189.99 Mw of hydro and 700 Mw of nuclear power stations has been considered. The gross energy generation in the country has been assessed at 1,330 BU (billion units) from the conventional power plants in operation and those expected to be commissioned during the year in consultation with generating companies/SEBs (State Electricity Boards) and taking into consideration the proposed maintenance schedule of the units during the year.
Net energy availability and demand met include anticipated injection from renewable energy sources, surplus power from Captive Power Plants (CPPs) and tied-up capacity from Independent Power Producers (IPPs).
“Surplus energy is anticipated of the order of 16.6 per cent, 1.5 per cent, 3.7 per cent and 12.2 per cent in the northern, western, southern and north-eastern regions respectively. Eastern regions are likely to face energy shortage of 6.4 per cent, which can be met from surplus power in other regions. The peaking surplus of the order of 8.8 per cent, 2.5 per cent, 3.2 per cent and 7.6 per cent is anticipated in northern, western, southern and eastern regions respectively. North-eastern region is likely to face peak deficit of the order of 7.7 per cent,” the CEA report noted.