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GOVERNMENT OF INDI

Ministry of Power

 

RAJYA SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO 146

TO BE ANSWERED ON 26.11.2007

Power Generation.

146.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

Will the Minister of POWER be pleased to state:-

(a)        the total power generated in the country during this year, till the 31st October, 2007, in Central, State and private sectors, separately, vis-à-vis the stipulations thereof in each case;

(b)        the reasons for short-fall in case that exceeds five per cent of the stipulation; and

(c)        the steps taken/proposed to be taken to further augment generation of power in the country this year?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF POWER
(SHRI SUSHILKUMAR SHINDE)

(a)    to (c) : A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF STARRED QUESTION NO. 146 TO BE ANSWERED IN THE RAJYA SABHA ON 26.11.2007 REGARDING POWER GENERATION.

(a) :      The total power generated in the country during the current financial year (April – October, 2007) was 409.8 Billion Units (BU) which is 99.6% of the target. The total target for the entire year (2007-08) is fixed at 710 BU. The sector wise details with regard to the generation for the period April to October, 2007 are given below :

Sector                           Target                        Actual Generation                  Achievement
                                        (BU)                           (BU)                                              (%)
Central                           174.6                      176.2                              100.9
State                               197.0                      192.6                              97.8
Private                            34.9                        36.6                                104.7
All India * Total             411.5                      409.8                              99.6
* Includes import of power from Bhutan which was 4.4 BU against the target of  4.9 BU.
(b) :      Does not arise in view of the above.
(c) :      The following steps have been taken/are being taken to augment power generation in the country :-
(i)         Enhanced target of 710 BU for the year 2007-08 as against a target of 663 BU in 2006-07, marking a growth of 7.1%.
(ii)        New generation capacity aggregating 12,039 MW is on track for commissioning during the year 2007-08, out of which, 4,590 MW has already been synchronized.
(iii)       “Partnership in Excellence” Programme starting with adoption of better         operation and maintenance (O&M) practices to enable enhancement of Plant Load Factor (PLF) of existing thermal power stations through tie-up  with well performing power utilities as a pre-cursor to renovation and      modernization.
(iv)       Renovation, modernization and life extension of old and inefficient generation units.
(v)        Harnessing surplus captive power into grid.
(vi)       Strengthening of inter-state and inter-regional transmission capacity for optimum utilization of available power.

(vii)      Monitoring of production, transportation and supply of coal to review and resolve the constraints.