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Monthly Electricity Generation

Monthly electricity generation chart is dominated by thermal power plants. The generation from thermal power plants has a big range with highest generation at 97360 MU in October 2018 and lowest generation at 82180 MU in July 2018. The average generation from the thermal power plants was 89505 MU in 2018-19. However, in terms of percentage share in total electricity generation, thermal power plants recorded highest share in April 2018 (82.84%) and lowest share in August 2018 (68.88%). As per expectation, the months in which generation from thermal plants were lower saw higher generation from hydro and wind projects. For example, in August 2018, share of hydro in total generation was 15.39% and that from wind was 9.72%, both recording highest generation of the year.

The variation in generation from hydro power plants is very high with the lowest generation at 6726 MU in the month of February 2019 and the highest generation at 18640 MU in August 2018. Much like the hydro power, the generation from wind projects is also highly variable. The highest generation from the wind projects was 11771.66 MU in August 2018 and the lowest generation was 2181.03 MU in November 2018. The average generation from wind projects is 5169.70 MU. Interestingly, the median generation from wind power projects is 3208.61 MU meaning that a bulk portion of the generation comes from a few months.

Based on the data available it is evident that lion’s share of power generation from wind projects came between June 2018 and September 2018. The generation from other sources is more or less stable over one-year period.

Technology-wise Monthly Generation

Months

Thermal

Nuclear

Hydro

Wind

Solar

Others

MU

%

MU

%

MU

%

MU

%

MU

%

MU

%

Apr-18

92620.00

82.84%

3220.00

2.88%

7520.00

6.73%

3322.74

2.97%

3178.88

2.84%

1942.15

1.74%

May-18

96570.00

80.77%

3090.00

2.58%

10640.00

8.90%

4441.09

3.71%

3322.72

2.78%

1492.67

1.25%

Jun-18

84670.00

74.03%

3410.00

2.98%

13460.00

11.77%

8336.94

7.29%

3012.37

2.63%

1477.33

1.29%

Jul-18

82180.00

70.17%

3470.00

2.96%

15780.00

13.47%

11365.27

9.70%

2553.02

2.18%

1768.91

1.51%

Aug-18

83430.00

68.88%

2680.00

2.21%

18640.00

15.39%

11771.66

9.72%

2635.79

2.18%

1967.33

1.62%

Sep-18

87180.00

73.94%

2560.00

2.17%

17420.00

14.77%

6093.34

5.17%

3209.96

2.72%

1441.98

1.22%

Oct-18

97360.00

80.58%

3030.00

2.51%

12620.00

10.44%

2822.78

2.34%

3452.61

2.86%

1539.81

1.27%

Nov-18

88220.00

82.07%

3110.00

2.89%

8370.00

7.79%

2181.03

2.03%

3140.99

2.92%

2473.97

2.30%

Dec-18

89820.00

82.08%

2950.00

2.70%

7680.00

7.02%

2789.24

2.55%

3078.47

2.81%

3111.91

2.84%

Jan-19

90210.00

82.32%

3010.00

2.75%

7080.00

6.46%

2851.89

2.60%

3392.66

3.10%

3046.50

2.78%

Feb-19

86761.00

81.55%

3558.00

3.34%

6726.00

6.32%

3094.47

2.91%

3630.48

3.41%

2618.00

2.46%

Mar-19

95039.15

81.28%

3355.95

2.87%

8687.37

7.43%

2965.93

2.54%

4307.98

3.68%

2573.94

2.20%

Apr-19

94664.00

79.70%

3287.32

2.77%

11072.61

9.32%

3592.22

3.02%

4168.67

3.51%

1992.9

1.68%

May-19

98838.63

76.70%

3782.30

2.93%

14081.23

10.93%

6403.69

4.97%

4281.93

3.32%

1483.55

1.15%

Jun-19

94188.45

74.77%

3901.81

3.10%

14394.96

11.43%

8440.61

6.70%

3826.45

3.04%

1219.82

0.97%

Jul-19

87371.92

70.95%

4382.28

3.56%

15777.35

12.81%

10924.1

8.87%

3300.02

2.68%

1386.65

1.13%

Aug-19

80782.13

67.49%

4066.00

3.40%

19928.38

16.65%

9704

8.11%

3575.73

2.99%

1630.98

1.36%

Sep-19

78980.25

68.83%

4220.23

3.68%

20790.72

18.12%

5477.93

4.77%

3526.79

3.07%

1756.98

1.53%

Oct-19

79114.94

74.85%

4312.43

4.08%

14636.61

13.85%

2111.48

2.00%

3882.41

3.67%

1640.82

1.55%

Nov-19

91281.00

80.41%

3634.00

3.20%

10020.00

8.83%

2723.82

2.40%

3937.69

3.47%

1924.58

1.70%

Dec-19

86329.15

78.78%

3676.34

3.35%

8926.89

8.15%

3943.01

3.60%

3932.61

3.59%

2771.7

2.53%

Jan-20

90803.00

79.49%

4070.00

3.56%

8665.00

7.59%

3319.95

2.91%

4612.72

4.04%

2766.23

2.42%

Feb-20

89300.48

79.64%

3172.91

2.83%

8435.84

7.52%

3518.87

3.14%

5088.89

4.54%

2618

2.33%

Mar-20

82812.00

78.16%

4054.31

3.83%

9089.00

8.58%

3398.68

3.21%

4307.98

4.07%

2294.68

2.17%

Apr-20

66805.72

73.07%

3860.08

4.22%

10121.42

11.07%

3448.94

3.77%

5338.9

5.84%

1845.98

2.02%

Jun-20

77893.75

71.43%

3797.54

3.48%

14026.13

12.86%

6237.89

5.72%

5606.88

5.14%

1483.54

1.36%

Jul-20

85447.27

71.26%

3358.52

2.80%

17922.40

14.95%

6966.96

5.81%

4650.36

3.88%

1561.36

1.30%

Total Generation

2358672.84

76.45%

95020.02

3.08%

332511.91

10.78%

142248.5

4.61%

102954

3.34%

53832.27

1.74%

Source: Central Electricity Authority

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