Weekly Power Sector Round up: 4th December 2021

Power consumption rises 3.6% in November

India’s power consumption grew by 3.6% in November to 100.42 billion units (BU) year-on-year, according to power ministry data. The figure stood at 96.88 BU for the same month last year.

During November, the peak power demand met or the highest supply in a day stood at 166.19 GW, higher than 160.77 GW in the same month last year. The data shows that there is recovery in power consumption as well as demand in November.

India achieves 40% non-fossil source power generation capacity

“At COP 21, as part of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), India had committed to achieving 40 per cent of its installed electricity capacity from non-fossil energy sources by 2030. “The country has achieved this target in November 2021 itself,” the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said.

The country’s installed renewable energy (RE) capacity stands at 150.05 GW, while its nuclear energy-based installed electricity capacity is 6.78 GW. This brings the total non-fossil fuels based installed energy capacity to 156.83 GW — which is 40.1 per cent of the total installed electricity capacity of 390.8 GW