India surpasses Japan and Russia in electricity generation

India has taken over developed nations like Japan and Russia in generating electricity.

As per the data released by India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), India has produced  1,160.10 billion units (BU) of electricity–one BU is enough to power 10 million households (one household using average of about 3 units per day) for a month–in financial year (FY) 2017.

Renewable energy now contributes to  18.79% of India’s energy, up 68.65% since 2007. About 65% of installed capacity continues to be thermal.

The Indian Government wants to add capacity of around 100 GW by 2022.

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