India: Power Sector - generation capacity added in fiscal 2017-18

Last Modified: Sat May 05 2018 18:51:22 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 17,812 MW
    generation capacity added this fiscal across all sources taking the total installed capacity this fiscal to 344,661 MW.
  • 4,576 MW
    net capacity addition through thermal (coal, gas and diesel) sources, amounting to 26% of total capacity addition so far this fiscal. Total thermal installed capacity this fiscal stood at 222,906 MW.
  • 12,424 MW
    capacity addition through renewable sources (wind, bio, waste to energy and small hydro) sources, amounting to 70% of total capacity addition so far this fiscal. Total renewable installed capacity this fiscal stood at 69,685 MW.
  • 5,008 MW
    net capacity addition based on coal amounting to 28% of total capacity addition. Total coal based installed capacity this fiscal stood at 197,171 MW.
  • 432 MW
    capacity contraction based on gas. Total gas based installed capacity this fiscal stood at 24,897 MW.
  • 0 MW
    capacity added based on diesel. Total diesel based installed capacity this fiscal stood at 837 MW.
  • 0 MW
    capacity added based on nuclear. Total diesel based installed capacity this fiscal stood at 6,780 MW.
  • 815 MW
    capacity added based on Hydro. Total hydro based installed capacity this fiscal stood at 45,293 MW.
  • 105 MW
    capacity added based on small-hydro. Total small-hydro based installed capacity this fiscal stood at 4,485 MW.
  • 1,766 MW
    capacity addition based on wind amounting to 10.00% of total capacity addition. Total wind based installed capacity this fiscal stood at 34,046 MW.
  • 1,181 MW
    capacity added based on Biomass. Total Biomass based installed capacity this fiscal stood at 9,363 MW.
  • 7.92 MW
    capacity added based on Waste-To-Energy. Total Waste-To-Energy based installed capacity this fiscal stood at 138 MW.
  • 9,361 MW
    capacity addition based on solar amounting to 53% of total capacity addition. Total solar based installed capacity this fiscal stood at 21,650 MW.