India’s electricity output in March grows at fastest pace in 3 months


India’s electricity generation rose 5.99% in March from the corresponding period last year, for its fastest pace of growth in three months, government data showed.

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“Power grids are getting increasingly vulnerable because of digitalization and the use of more smart applications,” said Daine Loh, a Singapore-based power and renewables analyst at Fitch Solutions

India’s electricity generation rose 5.99% in March from the corresponding period last year.

CHENNAI (Reuters) – India’s electricity generation rose 5.99% in March from the corresponding period last year, for its fastest pace of growth in three months, government data showed.

A surge in power demand led to an acute power shortage in March, the worst since a crippling coal shortage in October, forcing India to cut supplies to the non-power sector and mothball plans for some fuel auctions.

(Reporting by Sudarshan Varadhan; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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First Published: Fri, April 01 2022. 12:32 IST