With predictions of a searing summer, the Power Ministry has devised a multi-pronged strategy involving other ministries such as coal and railways to meet the high electricity demand in FY24.
With peak power demand expected at 229 gigawatts (GW) next month, Power Minister RK Singh held a review meeting recently with top officials from the Ministries of Power, Coal, and Railways.
Singh directed Gencos to ensure that there is no load-shedding during the summer and asked all stakeholders to closely monitor the situation. He also asked the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) to ensure a fair and transparent mechanism for coal allocation to States, the Power Ministry said.
CEA expects India’s energy demand to be 1,42,097 million units (MU) during April 2023, the highest in 2023, before reducing to 1,41,464 MU in May and 1,17,049 MU in November.