With the commissioning of a 660 MW unit of a power plant in Jhajjar, Haryana, the installed capacity in the country has crossed two lakh megawatt mark, according to the Power Ministry.
The first unit of the project of CLP India -- Mahatma Gandhi Thermal Power Project, Jhajjar – was recently commissioned.
With this the total installed capacity has reached 2,00,287 MW, an official release said. The installed capacity includes 1,32,013 MW capacity in the thermal sector, 38,991 MW in hydro, 4,780 MW in nuclear and 24,503 MW in renewable energy.
At the end of the 11th Plan (March 31, 2012) the total installed capacity stood at 1,99,627 MW. In 2011-12, 20,501 MW capacity was added, out of which 5,482 MW was added in March alone.