Electricity generation during May 2021 at 118 billion units (BU) was 7 per cent lower than April 21 (127 BU) and the lowest in three months.
On a sequential basis, generation from conventional sources declined by 2 per cent in April (to 115 BU) and 10 per cent (to 104 BU) in May.
Generation from renewable energy sources increased on a monthly basis (by 21 per cent) as well as annual (by 4 per cent) basis in May 2021 to 14.1 BU.
Electricity consumption in the country contracted 0.8 per cent in FY21 as compared to FY20. This is mainly due to lower demand from the industrial and commercial sector consequent to the lockdown/pandemic restrictions.
Capacity addition to overall power generation in the first two months of the current financial year (Apr-May 21) has been the highest in the last four years when compared for the same months in the previous years.
Story: Shivani Sharma
Design: Pragati Srivastava