Capacity addition not matching up to power demand: 4 key facts

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New Delhi | Published: November 24, 2014 8:40:59 AM

According to World Bank estimates, almost 7 % of annual sales of Indian firms is lost as a result of electrical outage, as compared to only 3 % across the world.

Demand for energy has surged by 3.2 % so far this fiscal while capacity addition lags the targeted figure by about 1.5 %. Lack of availability

Lack of availability of constant and good quality power supply continues to be a thorn in the side for industries. (Reuters)Lack of availability of constant and good quality power supply continues to be a thorn in the side for industries. (Reuters)

of constant and good quality power supply continues to be a thorn in the side for industries, even as Prime Minister Modi promotes ‘Make in India’ across the world.

1. The shortage is most acute in the North-East with an over 15 % power deficit last month, followed by around 8 per cent deficit in the South.

2. According to World Bank estimates, almost 7 % of annual sales of Indian firms is lost as a result of electrical outage, as compared to only 3 %  across the world.

3. About  32 % of firms identify electricity as a major constraint in India, with 41 % owning or sharing a generator

4. According to a Ficci survey in 2012, the costs incurred to mitigate the impact of power outages range from around Rs 1,000 to more than
Rs 40,000 a day for  each firm.

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