Chhattisgarh maintained a steady grid discipline through its scheduled drawal of 7,776.70 million units against the entitlement of 8,725.70 units in the western region during 2014-15.

This is as per the report of the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) on scheduled drawal of energy by the States and Union Territories vis-a-vis their entitlement from the Central Generating Stations during 2014-15.

The CEA anticipates peak energy demand of 3,417 MW against 3,556 MW availability during July in Chhattisgarh.

The general energy requirement in Chhattisgarh is anticipated at 2,040 million units (MU) against availability of 2,103 MU — a surplus of 63 MU during July — it stated in a report.

Overall, the anticipated power supply position in 2015-16 in Chhattisgarh would be 24,980 MU against availability of 26,012, a surplus of 1032 MU, the CEA stated.

On the other hand, the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has set a modest power generation target of 25 MW to be achieved from Small Hydro Power (SHP) projects in Chhattisgarh by 2022.

Neighbouring Madhya Pradesh had also been given the target of 25 MW to be achieved from SHP projects by 2,022.

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