Energy requirement to go up to 968,659 MU

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New Delhi, Mar 3 (UNI) The government today said that the gross generation of electricity in the country from April 2007 to January 2008 was 586,267 billion units (BU) falling short of the net requirement of 608,804 MU.

This comes in the wake of of the growing energy needs which will go up to 968,659 MU in the next four years.

In his written reply during question hour, Power Minister Sushil Shinde said that several steps are being taken to improve the power supply position which include augmentation of generating capacity by over 78,500 MW during 11th plan, development of Ultra mega Power projects of 4,000 MWs, improving performance of existing power stations and renovation and modernisation of power plants.

Projects totalling a capcity of 14320.52 MW have been commissioned during the last there years. The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has assessed that power projects aggregating 11,508 MWs will be commissioned by 2008-09.

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