Crude oil imports reduced from May to June followed by an increase in July. Compared to the same quarter last year, crude oil imports rose by 83% in May followed by a 73% decline in June and an increase of 5% in July. Petroleum products experienced a declining trend in imports throughout the quarter, similar to the same period last year.
Gas production is showing a declining trend from May to July according to the table above. Coal production conversely has been increasing from May till July.
From August to mid October, 2015; the percentage share of installed capacity of electricity generation has remained approximately same compared to last quarter.
Compared to last quarter, the owner-wise share of generation capacity from August to mid October has –
*reduced by 3 percent for BPDB
*Increased from 8 to 10 percent for APSCL
*Reduced from 6 to 3% for EGCB
* increased from 19 percent to 22 percent for IPPs; and
* reduced by 1 percent for R&QRPPs under 3/5 years contract
* The number of plants in operation increased significantly in this quarter compared to the same period in 2014. Installation of new plants and better maintenance has contributed to the higher numbers.
* Peak demand and generation has remained the same all throughout the quarter. However, during the same period last year, they were not all equal.
*No loadshed has been recorded during July- August as opposed to the same period last year. Maximum Loadshed in June has been lower compared to previous year.
2. Renewable Energy
SHS installations fell significantly from July to September 2015, while in 2014 installations fell in August and rose slightly on September.
From July to August 2015, monthly installation of Biogas Plant declined, followed by an increase in September. Biogas plant installation increased in August 2014 followed by a slight decline in September.