India records peak power deficit of 4%: CEA


NEW DELHI: Country’s peak power deficit — shortfall in electricity supply when the demand is at the maximum point — was 5,378 MW or 4 per cent last month.

The deficit was much lower than recorded in January 2013. According to the latest data by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the total peak power demand in the country last month was 1,33,506 MW, of which 1,28,128 MW was met – leaving a shortage of 5,378 MW.

“This (improvement in deficit situation) is due to decreased power demand and increase in capacity addition,” Deloitte India Senior Director Debasish Mishra said.

Peak power deficit in January 2013 was 11.4 per cent. The power demand then was 1,32,948 MW against a supply of 1,17,790 MW, according to the CEA data. Read more

Source: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com

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