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Energy generation and consumption are considered as the key indicators for growth and development. This, in turn, has direct and indirect implications on environment. Making available clean energy on sustainable basis, therefore, is a major global challenge for which using renewable sources of energy and enhancing energy efficiency are considered to be most important. Conserving fossil fuels and saving energy would significantly help for conserving and saving the environment.

Energy Scenario in Punjab

  1.) Non-Renewable Energy

Electrical Energy in Punjab

Item

2014-15(RE)

Total Installed Capacity

(Hydro Steam/thermal)

4967MW

(2327MW 2640 MW)

Total Energy Availability/Generation

(Hydro Steam/thermal)

37176 MKwh

(8904 MKwh 11857 MKwh)

Power purchased 11857 MKwh

Total Consumption of Electricity

367827kwh

(Domestic  sector: 103442 kwh, Industrial sector : 123480 kwh, Commercial sector : 2963 kwh  , Agricultural sector: 102236 kwh & Others: 8976 kwh )

T&D Losses

16.50%

Tubewells Energised

33659

(Cumulative no.  12,25066)

               Source: Economic Survey of Punjab, 2014

Consumption of Petroleum Products

Item

2013-14(P)

Petrol

608611 M.Tonnes ( 5.23 % more than 2012-13)

High Speed Diesel

3212694 M.Tonnes ( 1.29 % less than 2012-13)

Kerosene oil

68657 M.Tonnes ( 7.94 % less than 2012-13)

LPG

65.68 Lakhs (8.3% increase than 2012-13)

Source: Economic Survey of Punjab, 2014

Consumption Pattern of Electricity

Source: Economic Survey of Punjab, 2014

Transmission & Distribution Losses

Source: Economic Survey of Punjab, 2014

 

  2.) Renewable Energy

Source-wise Estimated Potential & Installed Capacity of Renewable Power in Punjab( as on 31.01.15)(MWs)

Energy Sources

Estimated Potential

Installed Capacity

Small Hydro Power

441

135.00

Biomass Power

500

62.50

Cogeneration Bagasse

200

112.20

Waste to Energy

45

1.30

Solar

3000

59.00

Source: Punjab energy Development Agency as cited in Economic Survey of Punjab, 2014

Status of Clean & Non-polluted Energy in Punjab

Item

2013-14

Bio Gas Plants

8200(Number)

Solar Thermal Systems

3444(Number) Solar Street Lights

Micro Hydel Power

8 million Kwh of electricity

Source: Punjab energy Development Agency as cited in Economic Survey of Punjab, 2014