Vayutuvan wrote:India's total installed capacity is 282 GW
Here is the Wikipedia page on that. Let us talk numbers. At a gross level, assuming that at the peak demand, the entire 282 GW is consumed then we are talking a reduction of 1+ GW at 282 GW. Better calculations can be made, of course.
Even if we cut down the peak demand to 100 GW, then the reduction is 1%. This is peanuts.
As Suraj said it is >360 GW installed capacity. Actual generation is much less than that on any given day. Nuclear is the most efficient and RES is the least efficient. At night when the wind doesn’t blow as hard and the sun doesn’t shine, then RES efficiencies are abysmal. Reducing night time load by nearly 1.2 GW is nothing to sneeze at.
Keep in mind that power generation is one thing and actual efficiencies of generation is another. Then there are losses in transmission, which is much less today than in past, but still present.