The dirty secret of India's Power Sector

Last Modified: Tue Jun 20 2017 16:53:04 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 72 GW
    combined estimated generation capacity based on diesel generator sets in use across India - this data is based on an economic survey tabled in the Indian Parliament on 26 Feb 2016. It comes second only to coal which is at 195 GW.
  • 25%
    Percentage of India's total installed capacity in the power sector on account of the ubiquitous 'diesel gensets' that kick in when the grid fails to deliver. The electricity generated using these diesel gensets is one of the most expensive and polluting ways to produce electricity.
  • 14 GW
    of such capacity has been installed by large industries.
  • 58 GW
    of such capacity has been installed by micro and small industries.