Captive power has played an important role in meeting power needs for a number of energy-intensive industries such as:
High industrial power tariffs, the need for continuous high quality power, besides an opportunity to sell excess power in short-term power trading have been some of the key growth drivers for the captive power sector.
There is a growing demand for captive units in the service sector industries such as hotels, hospitals and other institutional users. There has also been significant traction of the group captive model wherein several power consumers in commercial and industrial clusters come together (with or without an external investor) and set up large captive power plants to achieve economies of scale.
The new rules for group captive are also expected to prevent any misuse of such plants by focusing ownership on value of capital along with voting rights instead of number of shares only.
Fuel-wise, while coal and gas have been the major fuel for power generation, renewable sources in recent years, are increasingly being adopted by captive power producers, owing to falling costs, and other benefits such as net metering being available besides helping captive owners meet their renewable purchase obligation commitmentswith key players and relevant people in the sector are mainly conducted. They are mostly via telephonic as well as personal interviews.
The report is divided into three sections with eleven chapters:
Section I: Market Trends, Development and Outlook
- Policy and Regulatory Developments
- Installed Capacity Analysis
- Focus on Group Captives
- Captive Power from Renewables
- Outlook and Projections (till 2022-23)
Section II: Economics, Fuel Outlook and Trading Options
- Captive Power Economics
- Fuel Outlook (Coal, Gas and Liquid Fuels)
- Grid Power Tariffs
- Power Trading Options
Section III: Database of Captive Power Plants
- The data-base will cover a comprehensive list of about 2,600 captive power plants with information on owner, capacity, location and fuel type.
Industries covered would include:
- Metals and Minerals
- Petrochemicals (Inc. Refineries)
- Pulp and Paper
- Institutional Users
- Group Captive