Coal-based thermal power generation has increased by 16.1 per cent to 594.4 billion units (BU) during April-October this year over the same period a year ago, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.
Coal-based thermal power generation was recorded at 511.9 BU in the same period last year, Union Power Minister R K Singh said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
As per the reply in the House, coal based thermal power generation stood at 565.8 BU in April-October in 2019.
The minister explained, “In the year 2020-21, power generation was affected due to less demand during the Covid-19 pandemic. In the year 2021-22, during April-October 2021, the power generation has actually increased over previous two years.”
The minister replied to a question on “whether the power generation was affected on account of shortage of coal”.