CEA’s LGBR projects peak and energy surplus in 2018-19

As per the Load Generation Balance Report (LGBR) released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the country would have a peak surplus of 2.5 per cent and energy surplus of 4.6 per cent in 2018-19. Against a total peak demand of about 180.7 GW, the availability is expected at 185 GW and against an energy demand of 1,337 BUs, the availability is expected at 1,398.7 BUs. Further, surplus energy to the tune of 1.9 per cent, 14.8 per cent and 22.9 per cent is anticipated in the western, northern and north-eastern regions respectively. Meanwhile, the eastern and southern regions are expected to face a shortage of 4.2 per cent and 0.7 per cent respectively.