- Jul 12, 2014
installed capacity in aug 2014 was 245 gw, it is 375 Gw in Dec 2020. That’s an addition of 130 gw which includes upgrading old coal power plants + renewables.Target should be to increase the Electricity production.
China has nearly 5 times our capacity. With increasing industries and IT sector we need more stable electricity supply.
Rural areas can be powered through Renewable but Industries need stable and constant, supply of electricity.
Lots of work going on in upgrading transmission lines as well.
Power cuts(if any for commercial establishments) are happening at local discom level, And not many discoms in the country are running in profits. this will take time.
since money is a limited resource, might as well GoI Finish their national level transmission lines upgrades first, and then focus will shift on local transmission if DISCOMs are not having cash to do it on their own.
many moving parts, for ex: Piyush Goyal has been trying for sometime that coal power plants are allotted coal mines near to their location to reduce generation costs and increase predictable raw material supply. this transition itself will take years because power plants will have their old contracts to cater for.