Report on twentieth electric power survey of India (Volume-1)

Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released the report on 20th Electric Power Survey (EPS) of India. Periodic EPS of the country is conducted by CEA to assess the state wise/union territory (UT) wise/region wise and all-India electricity demand on medium and long-term basis. The 20th EPS Committee was constituted by CEA in May 2020. Based on the way forward suggested by the committee, electricity demand projections have been done for discoms/states/UTs/regions and for the country through partial end use method (PEUM) for the years 2021-22 to 2031-32. Perspective electricity demand projection has also been done for the states/UTs/regions and for the country for the years 2036-37 and 2041-42. Factors like reduction in transmission and distribution (T&D) losses, energy efficiency improvement measures, production of green hydrogen, penetration of electric vehicles, roof-top solar, solar pumps, among others, have appropriately been factored in the electricity demand forecast.