India's hydropower output at all-time high

With monsoon season coming early, India has seen hydropower generation climb by more than 6 percent in the second quarter of the year, according to data provided by Central Electricity Limited.

While monsoons typically provide substantial rainfall from June through September, earlier precipitation has aided energy production and ensured that demand would not be overwhelming in the short term.

The rains have helped India's vast agricultural and industrial sectors, as well as assisted homeowners. According to figures provided by the Central Electricity Authority, hydropower generation from April to June totaled 31.28 billion units, versus 29.50 billion over the same period in 2012.

The rainfall increased output by more than 11 percent for the quarter and generated 2.3 billion units of energy. Karcham Wangtoo, the largest private hydropower plant in India, saw production jump by 10 percent to 4.4 billion units, the highest total for any quarter in the plant's existence.

Larger totals have put energy buyers and those that depend on hydropower at ease. Shortages in previous years seem to have dissipated, at least for 2013.

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