India sees lowest plant load factor in 15 years; power capacities operating at 65%

The Modi government has claimed several records in the power sector in its first year in office, including the highest annual capacity addition ever and the best generation growth in two decades with output touching the trillion unit mark. What it hasn’t pointed out is that 2014-15 also recorded the lowest plant load factor in over 15 years with the country’s power capacities operating at a mere 65%.

That the power sector, which till recently was only worried about fuel supplies, is si ..


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