NEW DELHI: Overall power deficit during the April-June quarter this fiscal was 0.9 per cent while the peak deficit was 2 per cent, Parliament was informed today.
“As per information given by states/UTs to the Central Electricity Authority, the gap between demand and supply of electricity has been brought down to the lowest ever 2.1 per cent during 2015-16 which has further reduced to 0.9 per cent during 2016-17 (April-June, 2016),” Power Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written reply to the RajyaSabha today
According to a statement, against the overall demand of 295.34 billion units in April-June, 292.82 billion units were supplied, a deficit of 0.9 per cent.
Similarly, 149.97 billion units were supplied against the peak demand of 152.97 billion units, recording a deficit of 2 per cent in the period under review.
The minister said, “As against capacity addition target of 1,18,537 mw (including 88,537 mw conventional and 30,000 mw renewable) during the 12th Plan, i.e. by 2016-17, about 86,565 mw from conventional sources and about 19,500 mw from renewable sources have been achieved till June 30, 2016.”
“Construction (target) of 1,07,440 ckm transmission lines and setting up of 2,82,740 mega volt amp (MVA) transformation capacity during the 12th Plan. As against this, 89,813 ckm of transmission lines and 2,66,033 MVA of transformation capacity have been achieved till June 30, 2016.”
As per the statement, the highest overall power deficit was recorded at 18.2 per cent in Jammu & Kashmir, where 3.6 billion units of electricity was supplied in April-June as against the demand of 4.4 billion units.
Jammu & Kashmir has also recorded the highest peak power deficit of 15.2 per cent in April-June quarter as 2.1 billion units were supplied against the demand of 2.4 billion units.
It is the only state which has recorded overall and peak power deficit percentage in double digits.