CEA issues the draft National Electricity Plan for generation

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has issued the draft National Electricity Plan for generation. The plan includes a review of the period 2017-22, detailed capacity addition requirements for 2022-27 and perspective plan projections for 2027-32. The projected electrical energy requirement and peak electricity demand on an all-India basis have been estimated at 1,874 BUs and 272 GW respectively for 2026-27. To meet this peak demand and energy requirement, the capacity addition re­qu­ir­ed during 2022-27 is 228,541 MW. For this, the total fund requirement is estimated to be Rs 14.31 trillion. The CEA has invited comments on the draft by December 5, 2022.