FDI In Power Sector

As per information available with Central Electricity Authority, details of private sector investment from 2009-10 to 2012-13 is as under:

English: A thermal powerplant situated @ 20 km...

Thermal Power Plant 

(Rs. in crores)

 Private Investment 2009-10  2010-11 (P) 2011-12 (P) 2012-13 (P)
Thermal projects 36764 70028 90551 52511
Hydro projects   5517   5855   3436   1622
Transmission   2965   3602   2294

Distribution   2815   2103   1737

Total Invt. 48061 81588 98018 54133
  • No data is available as yet on transmission and distribution for 2012-13.
  • Transmission data for 2011-12 are based on figures furnished to the Expert Committee on
  • Private Investment (ECPI).
  • Data on generation excludes captive power plants, renewable and nuclear energy plants.
  • (P) Provisional

As per extant policy, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 100% is permitted in the power sector, under the automatic route, for:

Ø      Generation and transmission of electric energy produced in hydro electric, coal/lignite based thermal, oil based thermal and gas based thermal power plants;

Ø      Non-Conventional Energy Generation and Distribution;

Ø      Distribution of elective energy to households, industrial, commercial and other users; and

Ø      Power Trading.

Accordingly, any foreign power company can enter power sector through FDI route.


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