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Soaring energy demand

Peak electricity demand expected to touch 3.5 lakh MW mark by 2030-31: RK Singh

Soaring energy demand

Soaring energy demand

Power Boost

  • Peak demand gone up 79% from 1.36 lakh MW in 2013-14 to 2.43 lakh MW in Sep 2023
  • Total capacity addition by FY32 likely to be 4.64 lakh MW

New Delhi: The peak electricity demand in India is expected to touch 3,50,670 MW mark by 2030-31, and the government is taking various measures to meet the increased demand, Union Minister RK Singh said. The peak demand has gone up from 1,35,918 MW in 2013-14 to 2,43,271 MW in September 2023. This is a rise of almost 79 per cent and the demand has been met, the minister for power said on Thursday.

A series of concerted measures have led to 70 per cent increase in generation capacity from 2,48,554 MW in March 2014 to 4 25,536 MW in October 2023, he said in Lok Sabha. “As per 20th Electric Power Survey (EPS) report published in November 2022, the peak electricity demand in the country in 2030-31 is expected to be 3,50,670 MW.

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