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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Power 

RAJYASABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1636
ANSWERED ON DECEMBER 08, 2014

 QUESTION
Power Situation in Delhi/NCR 

1636. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR: 

Will the Minister of POWER be pleased to state; 

(a)   whether there is power crunch/situation in Delhi/NCR region; 

(b)   if so, the details thereof; and 

(c)    the steps being taken by the Ministry in this regard, including timelines set forachievement of targets? 

 

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR
POWER, COAL AND NEW & RENEWABLE ENERGY
(SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)

 

(a) & (b): NCR Region comprises of Delhi and parts of States ofUttar Pradesh, Rajasthan andHaryana. The details of power supply situation in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana isat Annex. 

(c): Electricity is a concurrent subject. Supply and distribution of electricity to various consumers in a State / UT is within the purview of the respective State Government / StatePower Utility. The Central Government supplements the efforts of the State Governments byestablishing power plants and transmission systems in Central Sector through Central PowerSector Undertakings (CPSUs). The steps being taken by the Government in this regard, interalia, are as below: 

  1. Capacity addition of 1,18,537 MW (including 88,537 MW conventional and 30,000 MWrenewable) by 2016-17. As against this, about 48,390 MW from conventional sources hasbeen achieved till 30.11.2014 and about 8297 MW from renewable till 31.10.2014.
  2. Construction of 1,07,440 ckm transmission lines and setting up of 2,82,740 MVAtransformation capacity by 2016-17. As against this, 45,570 ckm of transmission lines and 1,56,354 MVA of transformation capacity have been achieved till October, 2014.
  3. Government of India has taken initiative to prepare Action Plans for providing 24X7 Power For All (PFA) in partnership with the States.
  4. Two new schemes have been approved by the Government of India, namely, Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana and Integrated Power Development Scheme forstrengthening of sub-transmission and distribution networks and for segregation ofagricultural feeders to give adequate and reliable supply and reduce line losses.
  5. Renovation & Modernization (R&M) and Life Extension/Uprating of a total of29,367MW old thermal power plants is planned by the concerned State and CentralPower Utilities for improving the Plant Load Factor of existing power stations.
  6. The gap in indigenous coal availability is being met through enhanced coal productionand coal imports for increased generation by thermal plants.
  7. Promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency and demand side managementmeasures is being undertaken.
  8. In order to support financial viability of State Distribution Utilities (Discoms), theCentral Government had notified a Financial Restructuring Plan (FRP).
  9. Expeditious resolution of issues relating to environmental and forest clearances tofacilitate early completion of generation and transmission projects.

 

                                                                                                                                                                     ANNEX 

ANNEX REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) & (b) OF UNSTARREDQUESTION NO. 1636 TO BE ANSWERED IN THE RAJYA SABHA ON08.12.2014.

 

Power Supply Position in Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh

during 2014-15 (April 2014 - October 2014)

Region/ States

Energy Requirement / Availability

Peak Demand / Peak Met

Req.

Avail.

Surplus/Deficit (-)

Req.

Avail.

Surplus/Deficit (-)

MU

MU

MU

%

MW

MW

MW

%

Delhi

19,843

19,739

-104

-0.5

6,006

5,925

-81

-1.3

Haryana

30,237

30,105

-132

-0.4

9,152

9,152

0

0.0

Rajasthan

37,423

37,015

-408

-1.1

10,188

10,077

-111

-1.1

Uttar Pradesh

64,164

53,633

-10.531

-16.4

15,670

13,003

-2,667

-17.0