Switch hit: Major projects lit up power sector during 2020

The country’s power demand hit an all time high of 1,82,888 MW on Wednesday morning and it was fully met, announced the Power Secretary Sanjiv Sahai in a tweet. This breaks the previous record demand of 1,82,610 MW, he said.

On Wednesday, the government also shared its achievements in the power sector during the year, and said as on November 30, ₹49,457 crore has been released as grant since 2014-15.

Government launched the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) scheme with a total outlay of ₹75,893 crore (DDUGJY: ₹43,033 crore and RE Component: ₹32,860 crore).

Projects with total cost of ₹44,416 crore have been sanctioned in 33 States/ Union Territories. Besides, an additional amount of ₹14,270 crore has been sanctioned for creation of additional infrastructure to support 100 per cent household electrification.

Rural infrastructure

Rural Electricity Infrastructure (including additional infrastructure created for household electrification under DDUGJY and Saubhagya), it said adding that 1,754 nos new sub-stations have been commissioned; 2,142 sub-stations augmented; 5,75,115 distribution transformers installed; 4.91 lakh Kms of LT lines and 2.03 lakh Kms of HT lines (11 KV and 33 KV) erected and 1.22 lakh Kms feeder separation completed.

Besides the metering of 1.48 crore consumers, 2.08 lakh distribution transformers and 13,190 feeders have been completed.

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