Capacity addition of 13,204 MW of green power in 12th Plan till October -end

December 14, 2015

Power generation capacity of 13,204 MW from non-conventional or clean sources like solar and wind has been added during the 12th Plan (2012-17) till October-end.
In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Piyush Goyal  said “As against a capacity addition target of 1,18,537 MW (including 88,537 MW conventional and 30,000 MW renewable) during the 12th Plan (2016-17), about 70,480 MW has been achieved from conventional sources till December 7, 2015 and about 13,204 MW from renewable sources till October 31, 2015.There is plan for) construction of 1,07,440 circuit kilometres (ckm) transmission lines and setting up of 2,82,740 megavolt ampere (MVA) transformation capacity during the 12th Plan. As against this, 76,490 km of transmission lines and 2,19,730 MVA of transformation capacity have been achieved till November, 2015.”
The power projects under construction that are likely to be ready by 2019-end total around 86,363 MW capacity, comprising 72,326 MW from thermal, 9,737 MW from hydro and 4,300 MW from nuclear sources”.
India has a very ambitious target of adding 175 GW of power generation capacity from renewable energy sources by 2022.
The Minister added that  there was a drop in the  energy shortage from 8.5 per cent in 2011-12 to 2.4 per cent in 2015-16 (up to October 2015), the lowest ever. Furthermore, the peak shortage is down from 10.6 per cent in 2011-12 to 3.2 per cent during 2015-16 (up to October 2015), which also is an all-time low.

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