CEA projects 6.8 per cent peak surplus and 8.8 per cent energy surplus in 2017-18

The CEA has projected a peak surplus of 6.8 per cent and energy surplus of 8.8 per cent for 2017-18 in its recent Load Generation Balance Report 2017-18. A capacity addition of 13,405 MW comprising 11,366 MW of thermal, 1,539 MW of hydro and 500 MW of nuclear power has been considered during 2017-18. The gross energy generation in the country is estimated at 1,229.4 billion units for 2017-18.

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