2,928 MW generation capacity to be added to national grid system


As many as 2,928 MW of new generation capacity will be added in the national grid including major contribution of 1,650 MW from local coal during the current fiscal year 2022-23.

Official sources told APP here that with the addition of said capacity, the National Transmission and Despatch Company/Central Power Purchasing Agency (NTDC/CPPA basket would have a cumulative capacity of 40,879 MW.

Power System Planning Department of NTDC has already confirmed that the available capacity would be 32,703 MW and 22,339 MW against estimated peak load of 26,346 MW and 15,410 MW during summer and winter seasons, respectively during FY 2022-23. —APP

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