Maximum all India power demand met crosses 201 Gigawatt
According to the Ministry of Power the maximum power demand crossed 201 GW (GigaWatt) on April 26.
Last year on July 7, 2021, the maximum power demand was recorded at 200.53 GW.
The increasing demand for electricity is expected to accelerate economic growth in the country.
In March this year, the demand for energy has registered a growth of about 8.9 percent.
The demand is expected to reach around 215 to 220 GW in May-June, the ministry said.
Government taking measures to enhance efficiency in coal transport to power plants.
The ministry urged all the stakeholders at the central and state level to work for uninterrupted power supply.
Domestic electricity demand is expected to double by 2040.
India’s installed capacity at present is about 400GW, of which coal, or thermal power, makes up more than 200GW.
The world's major coal producers are China, America, Australia, Indonesia, India.
The coal producing regions of India include Raniganj, Jharia, Dhanbad and Bokaro in Jharkhand.
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