India: Power Sector - generation capacity added in fiscal 2016-17

Last Modified: Sun Aug 13 2017 07:16:31 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 24,857 MW
    generation capacity added this fiscal across all sources taking the total installed capacity as of 31 Mar 2017 to 326,848 MW.
  • 7,654 MW
    capacity addition through thermal (coal, gas and diesel) sources, amounting to 30.79% of total capacity addition. Total thermal installed capacity at the end of 2016-17 stood at 218,329 MW.
  • 14,508 MW
    capacity addition through renewables (wind, bio, waste to energy and small hydro) sources, amounting to 58.36% of total capacity addition. Total renewable installed capacity at the end of 2016-17 stood at 57,260 MW.
  • 6,990 MW
    capacity addition based on coal, amounting to 28.12% of total capacity addition. Total coal based installed capacity at the end of 2016-17 stood at 192,162 MW.
  • 820.75 MW
    capacity addition based on gas, amounting to 3.3% of total capacity addition. Total gas based installed capacity at the end of 2016-17 stood at 25,329 MW.
  • 155 MW
    capacity contraction based on diesel. Total diesel based installed capacity at the end of 2016-17 stood at 837 MW.
  • 1,000 MW
    capacity addition based on nuclear, amounting to 4.0% of total capacity addition. Total nuclear based installed capacity at the end of 2016-17 stood at 5,780 MW.
  • 1,695 MW
    capacity addition based on nuclear, amounting to 6.8% of total capacity addition. Total nuclear based installed capacity at the end of 2016-17 stood at 44,478 MW.
  • 105 MW
    capacity addition based on small-hydro amounting to 0.4% of total capacity addition. Total small-hydro based installed capacity at the end of 2016-17 stood at 4,379 MW.
  • 5,510 MW
    capacity addition based on wind amounting to 17% of total capacity addition. Total wind based installed capacity at the end of 2016-17 stood at 32,279 MW.
  • 3,350 MW
    capacity addition based on bio-gas amounting to 13.47% of total capacity addition. Total bio-gas based installed capacity at the end of 2016-17 stood at 8,181 MW.
  • 15 MW
    capacity addition based on waste-to-energy. Total waste-to-energy based installed capacity at the end of 2016-17 stood at 130 MW.
  • 5,525 MW
    capacity addition based on solar amounting to 22.22% of total capacity addition. Total solar based installed capacity at the end of 2016-17 stood at 12,288 MW.