Published On: Thu, May 5th, 2016

India imports power from Bhutan, suffers deficit of 2.1%

Power shortage in India

By Solar Times News Service

The Minister of Power & Renewable Energy said that at present, India is importing power only from Bhutan.  The imported power is mainly Bhutan’s surplus power from hydro stations commissioned in Bhutan with the assistance from the Government of India. During 2015-16, energy imported from Bhutan was about 5 Billion units (BU), the Minister added.
During 2015-16, the energy shortage was 2.1% which is the lowest ever in a single year.

As reported by the States / UTs, the details of energy shortage in terms of electricity in the country during the last two decades are given below:-

 

Year Requirement Availability Shortage
(MU) (MU) (MU) (%)
1991-92 2,88,974 2,66,432 22,542 7.8
1992-93 3,05,266 2,79,824 25,442 8.3
1993-94 3,23,252 2,99,494 23,758 7.3
1994-95 3,52,260 3,27,281 24,979 7.1
1995-96 3,89,721 3,54,045 35,676 9.2
1996-97 4,13,490 3,65,900 47,590 11.5
1997-98 4,24,505 3,90,330 34,175 8.1
1998-99 4,46,584 4,20,235 26,349 5.9
1999-00 4,80,430 4,50,594 29,836 6.2
2000-01 5,07,216 4,67,400 39,816 7.8
2001-02 5,22,537 4,83,350 39,187 7.5
2002-03 5,45,983 4,97,890 48,093 8.8
2003-04 5,59,264 5,19,398 39,866 7.1
2004-05 5,91,373 5,48,115 43,258 7.3
2005-06 6,31,554 5,78,819 52,735 8.4
2006-07 6,90,587 6,24,495 66,092 9.6
2007-08 7,39,343 6,66,007 73,336 9.9
2008-09 777,039 691,038 86,001 11.1
2009-10 830,594 746,644 83,950 10.1
2010-11 861,591 788,355 73,236 8.5
2011-12 937,199 857,886 79,313 8.5
2012-13 995,557 908,652 86,905 8.7
2013-14 10,02,045 9,59,614 42,431 4.2
2014-15 10,68,923 1,030,785 38,138 3.6
2015-16 11,14,235 10,90,713 23,522 2.1

Source: Ministry of New & Renewable Energy

 

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