India to suffer over 10% peak power shortage in FY13: CEA
Rakesh Kumar Kubde
October 29th, 2012

The peak power shortage that India may face this fiscal, as it grapples with acute dearth of coal and gas supplies, is estimated to be 10.6 per cent, says a CEA report.

Peak power shortage, defined as shortfall in generation capacity during the time when the electricity consumption at the maximum, will be close to 15,000 MW.

“The anticipated peaking shortage in the country would be 10.6 per cent,” a report by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has said.

The total electricity demand of the country during the year is 1,40,090 MW, of which 1,25,234 MW is expected to be met, leaving a gap of 14,856 MW, according to CEA data.

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One Response to India to suffer over 10% peak power shortage in FY13: CEA

  1. Shailesh says:

    Increasing power shortages in almost all states in India is the big concerns nowadays. I think only except Gujarat, other states are facing the severe power crisis. I’ve done power deficit analysis for few states like Andhra Pradesh. Maharashtra and Gujarat for past 5 years and found Andhra Pradesh has the most severe electricity shortage. Please read more here and

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