Central Electricity Authority (CEA), New Delhi has confirmed in a report that Chhattisgarh is a power surplus state and while comparing to other states, availability of power against demand is higher than the average.
Rs Rs Chhattisgarh as leading state in power availability. The power availability in the state is recorded as 99.98 percent,’’ the company said in a statement while quoting Chhattisgarh State Power Holding Company Limited Chairman Shailendra Kumar Shukla.
The state has also registered increase in power demand year after year. But compared to other states, availability of power against demand is higher than the average.
The statement further informed that in April 2018, the demand for power in state was 3800 MW which rose to 4500 MW within a year by April 2019. Thus the power demand within a year has recorded increase by 20 percent.
Shukla said that CEA, New Delhi under Ministry of Power, Government of India prepares power requirement and supply report for the country.
In Chhattisgarh the requirement of power from April 2018 to March 2019 was 26130 million unit against which the availability shown was 26076 Million units. So, as per CEA, in state there is no shortage of power.
The energy sector in the country has been divided into Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern and North-Eastern regions.
Chhattisgarh state falls under Western region and in out of the five regions, Western region has been in leading position in power availability. The shortage recorded in Eastern region is 0.7 percent, Northern region 1.4 percent, Southern region 0.1 percent and North Easter region it was 2.8 percent.