Power capacity addition at 270 MW in December
Coal Insights|February 2021
Power generation capacity addition in December stood at 270 megawatts (MW), down 79 percent from the corresponding month of the previous year, according to data released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).

The target for the month was 2,630 MW. A year ago, in December 2019, power capacity addition stood at 1,300 MW.

During April-December, power generation capacity addition stood at 1,409.15 MW, down 74 percent from 5,445 MW in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal.

There was one thermal power project, which was added in December.

Bhadradri thermal power plant of TSGENCO (state sector) of capacity 270 MW was commissioned on December 7 in Telangana.

Of the total installed capacity of 375,322.74 MW in the country as of December 31, thermal power generation capacity stood at 231,590.72 MW (199,864.50 MW coal-fired, 6,260.00 MW lignite, 24,956.51 MW gas-fired and 509.71 MW diesel-fired). Nuclear power generation capacity stood at 6,780 MW, while hydro generation stood at 45,798.22 MW and renewables were at 91,153.81 MW.

Power generation capacity addition in FY20 stood at 7,065 MW, up 24.6 percent as compared to 5,671.76 in FY19.

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