Central Electricity Authority : Peak Power Demand
The Central Electricity Authority has projected a peak power demand of 335 gw and 2.28 trillion units of electricity for the year 2029-30.
- The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is a statutory organization.
- It was constituted under Section 3 (1) of the repealed Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948 and continued under Section 70 of the Electricity Act, 2003.
- It was established as a part-time body in 1951.
- It became a full-time body in the year 1975.
- As per Section 70 (3) of the Electricity Act, 2003, the authority shall consist of not more than 14 members
- This includes its chairperson and Not more than eight of them shall be full-time members to be appointed by the Central Government.
- The CEA is headed by a chairperson who, is the Chief Executive of the authority.
- He oversees largely the development of the power sector in the country.
- It advises the government on matters relating to the National Electricity Policy (NEP).
- It formulates short-term and prospective plans for the development of electrical systems.