India has total installed thermal power generation capacity of 230.6 GW - 5th highest globally.


of India's thermal power is coal-based.


largest producer; 4th largest power consumer.


rise in transformation capacity over 2014-17.


FDI allowed under automatic route for generation, transmission and distribution.


electrification in 25 states across India.


of investment forecasted in the Indian power sector between FY19-23.

1,905 TWh

total projected electricity demand by 2022, compared with the current production of 1,108 TWh.

60 GW

conventional power capacity addition in the last three years.


total installed capacity of power stations in India as of October 2019 with steady addition to capacity.

315.1bn tonnes

of coal reserves and proven natural gas reserve of more than 1.5trn cu meters powering thermal power.


worth of investments to be made in new and sustainable coal-fired power stations over the next five years

Bureau of Energy Efficiency


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Assists in developing policies and strategies and co-ordinates with designated consumers, designated agencies and other organizations

Council of Power Utilities


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To promote common objects of the State Electricity Boards, Public & Private Sector Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution companies and undertakings with a view to promote national interest

Independent Power Producers Association of India

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IPPAI’s aim is to provide a neutral platform for the examination of issues critical to the development of the power sector in India

Investment Opportunities

  • Government is targeting capacity addition of around 100 GW under the 13th Five-Year Plan.
  • 63 GW thermal power projects are under construction under various government schemes.
  • Investments are required in setting up 26 GW new capacity additions in the coming years.
  • Six Ultra Mega Power Projects of 4 GW on build, own and operate basis are up for bidding.

Key Investors

India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive and capital establishments


India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive, and capital establishments


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