Overview

The Overall generation (Including generation from grid connected renewable sources) in the country has been increased from 1110.458 BU during 2014-15 to 1173.603 BU during the year 2015-16, 1241.689 BU during 2016-17, 1308.146 BU during 2017-18, 1376.095 BU during 2018-19, 1389.121 BU during 2019-20, 1381.855 BU during 2020-21 and 1491.859 BU during 2021-22. The performance of Category wise generation during the year 2021-22 was as follows:-

Thermal Increased by 7.96 %
Nuclear Increased by 9.49 %
Hydro Increased by 0.88 %
Bhutan Import Reduced by 14.51 %
Solar Wind & Other RES Increased by 16.07 %
Overal Generation Increased by 7.96 %

The annual growth in power generation during recent years is as under:

YEAR

Growth in
Fossil Fuel
Generation
(%)

Growth in
Renewable Generation
(Including Hydro)
(%)

Growth in
Non-Fossil Fuel
(RE + Nuclear)
Generation
(%)

Growth in
Total Generation
(%)
2011-12 6.6% 17.5% 18.30% 9.14%
2012-13 7.3% -5.9% -4.78% 4.46%
2013-14 4.2% 10.0% 9.05% 5.23%
2014-15 10.8% 1.3% 1.91% 8.84%
2015-16 7.5% -1.8% -0.97% 5.69%
2016-17 5.3% 8.9% 7.68% 5.80%
2017-18 4.3% 11.1% 9.55% 5.35%
2018-19 3.4% 14.3% 12.09% 5.19%
2019-20 -2.7% 12.7% 13.99% 0.95%
2020-21 -1.0% 2.1% 0.86% -0.52%
2021-22 7.96 % 7.74 % 7.96% 7.96%
2022-23* 9.023% 13.36 % 11.47 % 9.83 %
* Provisional (upto December 2022)