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Sustainable Sources of Energy

India Energy Congress 2013


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Despite the promising growth witnessed in the generation capacity additions in past few years, the electricity shortage continues to impose significant constraints to India’s economic development and growth.

During the financial year 2011-12, though the total energy availability increased by 8.8% over the previous year and the peak met increased by 5.4%, the shortage conditions prevailed in the country both in terms of energy and peaking availability as shown.

During the year 2012-13, it is anticipated that there would be energy shortage of 9.3% and peak shortage of 10.6%4 respectively. Apart from analyzing the current scenario, the report identifies certain areas where the sustainable sources of energy could play an important role.