• Power capacity addition slows in Gujarat

    Subdued demand coupled with surplus electricity availability has slowed down the addition of new capacity for generating power from conventional sources of energy such as coal and gas. The installed electricity generation capacity of non-renewable energy sources in Gujarat grew by just 0.7% in 2015-16. The growth was 6.2% and 5.2% in 2013-14 and 2014-15 respectively.

    According to data from the Union power ministry data, Gujarat’s installed power generation capacity from non-renewable energy sources stood at 20,765.82 MW in 2015-16 as against 20,611.30 MW in 2014-15, an annual addition of 154.52 MW.

    Power sector experts attribute the sluggish demand of power coupled with surplus electricity generation to slower growth in addition of new capacity for conventional power. “The power sector across the country is passing through tough times. Demand for power has not grown in proportion with new capacity added in the last few years. As a result, capacity addition has slowed down noticeably,” said K K Bajaj, a city-based energy expert. Melvin Gordon Womens Jersey

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