Overall power deficit was 0.9 per cent in the April-June quarter of this fiscal as 292.82 billion units were supplied against a demand of 295.34 billion units, Parliament was informed today.
During the quarter, 2,92,822 million units of power was supplied against the demand of 2,95,344 million units, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written reply to Lok Sabha. In 2015-16, the overall power deficit was 2.11 per cent as 1090.85 billion units were supplied against the demand of 1114.40 billion units. Government has planned to make the country energy surplus with a target of generating 1,178 billion units, leading to 1.1 per cent overall electricity surplus during this fiscal. According to the Load Generation Balance Report (LGBR) for 2016-17, the Centre has set a target of generating 1,178 billion units with overall surplus of 1.1 per cent and peak surplus of 2.6 per cent.