Power Generation Target
A capacity addition target of 78,700 MW was originally fixed for the 11th Plan. With this capacity addition target during 11th Plan the Installed Capacity of the country excluding renewable energy sources was expected to be about 2,00,000 MW. The present Installed Capacity of the country as on 29.02.2012 is 1,90,593 MW comprising 38,848 MW from Hydro, 1,24,731 MW from Thermal, 4780 MW from Nuclear and 22,233 MW from Renewable Energy Sources.
The 11th Plan target of 78,700 MW was subsequently revised to 62,374 MW during the Mid Term Appraisal (MTA) of the Eleventh Plan by Planning Commission. As against this, a capacity of 51,302 MW has already been commissioned as on 09.03.2012 comprising 5,402 MW Hydro, 45,020 MW Thermal and 880 MW Nuclear.
The above information was given by Minister of State for Power Shri K.C.Venugopal in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.