Power deficit 0.9% in April-June quarter this fiscal – Feedback

Overall power deficit during the April-June quarter this fiscal was 0.9 per cent while the peak deficit was 2 per cent, Parliament was informed today.

“As per information given by states/UTs to the Central Electricity Authority, the gap between demand and supply of electricity has been brought down to the lowest ever 2.1 per cent during 2015-16 which has further reduced to 0.9 per cent during 2016-17 (April-June, 2016),” Power Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today. According to a statement, against the overall demand of 295.34 billion units in April-June, 292.82 billion units were supplied, a deficit of 0.9 per cent. Similarly, 149.97 billion units were supplied against the peak demand of 152.97 billion units, recording a deficit of 2 per cent in the period under review.


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