Generation Trends: Growth and PLF status over the past 10 years

Power generation grew at a compound annual growth rate of 6 per cent to reach 1,618 BUs in 2022-23 from 962 BUs in 2013-14. Thermal generation accounted for 74.5 per cent of the total generation in 2022-23, while renewables accounted for 12.6 per cent,  hy­dro for 10 per cent and nuclear for 2.8 per cent.

The national plant load factor (PLF) of thermal power stations registered an increase from 58.8 per cent in 2021-22 to 64.15 per cent in 2022-23.