According to the latest data published by the CEA, Indian power generation declined slightly in September by just 0.5% m-o-m to 102.2TWh, but still remained 4.5% higher y-o-y.
Thermal power generation increased to 84.8TWh, up 1.2% m-o-m and up 6.4% y-o-y. This includes coal-fired generation, which increased to the highest level since May, at 77.4TWh in September, up 0.3% m-o-m and up 6.7% y-o-y. Lignite-fired generation increased to 2.8TWh, up 4.5% m-o-m and up 2.5% y-o-y. Power generation from diesel increased to 4.6TWh, up 14.9% m-o-m and up 3% y-o-y.
Indian electricity output increased to 896.3TWh over the Jan.-Sept. period, up 4.1% y-o-y. Thermal power generation increased to 763.9TWh, up 4.3% y-o-y. This includes coal-fired generation, which increased to 701.4TWh, up 5.1% y-o-y. On the other hand, lignite-fired generation declined to 25.9TWh, down 1.7% y-o-y. Diesel-fired generation declined to 36.6TWh, down 3.6% y-o-y.