Power Generation is an essential requirement of economic growth of a country. A weak power infrastructure does not lead to the growth potential and pulls. Generation involves with the production of power, and transmission and distribution function is of carrying the generated power to the doorsteps of the consumers. In the infrastructure sector, power has special significance. The growth rate of demand for power in developing countries is generally higher than that of gross domestic product (GDP). In India, the elasticity ratio (percentage increase in demand for power per cent growth in the GDP) was 3.06 in the first plan, and peaked to 5.11 during the third plan, and came down to 1.65 in the eighties. For the nineties, a ratio of around 1.5 is estimated. Thus, at present, it is more than 10 per cent. The demand for power has always been ahead of supply. From an installed capacity of around 1400MW at the time of independence the present installed capacity is 142,194.84MW as on around 43000 MW. The National Electricity Policy envisages "Power for all by 2012" and the per capita availability of power to be increased to over 1,000 units by 2011-12 from current level of about 644 units. To attain this, a total capacity addition of about 100,000MW was projected during 10th and 11th plan period. To meet the energy generation requirement of 1,029MU and a peak load of 152,746MW, with diversity and 5% spinning reserve, an additional capacity of 83,000MW is required during 11th plan. Meeting the additional requirement of 83,000MW would entail taking advantage of all economically viable sources of energy and working out a suitable strategy of energy mix with a view to gain the optimum advantage. India's current installed capacity (142,195MW) constitutes as under; 64% of thermal, 25% of hydro, 8% of renewable 3% of nuclear fuel. Coal is expected to be the mainstay of power generation in the years to come. Thermal projects with total capacity of 46,635MW of coal-based and 1,375MW lignite-based capacity have been identified for capacity addition during 11th plan. There is an ample space and good scope for new entrepreneurs to venture in power projects. Few Indian Major Players are as under: A D Hydro Power Ltd. Aban Energies Ltd. Aban Power Co. Ltd. Abohar Power Generation Ltd. Adani Power Dahej Ltd. Adani Power Ltd. Adani Power Maharashtra Ltd. Adani Power Rajasthan Ltd. Alaknanda Hydro Power Co. Ltd. Almi Hydro-Electric Projects Ltd. Andhra Pradesh Gas Power Corpn. Ltd. Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corpn. Ltd. Andhra Valley Power Supply Co. Ltd. Ansal A P I Power Ltd. Arasmeta Captive Power Co. Pvt. Ltd. Asia Bioenergy (India) Ltd. Asian Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd. Atria Power Corpn. Ltd. Auro Energy Ltd. Avantha Power & Infrastructure Ltd. Ayyappa Hydro Power Ltd. B F Utilities Ltd. B P L Power Projects (A P) Pvt. Ltd. B S E S Andhra Power Ltd. B S E S Kerala Power Ltd. Bahur Power Co. Pvt. Ltd. Baledh Energy Projects Ltd. Bhander Power Ltd. Bhartiya Rail Bijlee Co. Ltd. Bhilai Electric Supply Co. Pvt. Ltd. Bhilwara Energy Ltd. Bhoruka Power Corpn. Ltd. Bhushan Energy Ltd. Bina Power Supply Co. Ltd. Brahmanvel Energy Ltd. C E S C Ltd. Cauvery Hydro Energy Ltd. Central India Power Co. Ltd. Chambal Energy (Chhattisgarh) Ltd. Chambal Energy (Orissa) Ltd. Chhabra Power Ltd. Chhattisgarh Electricity Co. Ltd. Coastal Tamil Nadu Power Ltd. D C M Shriram Thermal Energy Ltd. D C W Power Corporation Ltd. D L F Power Ltd. D P S C Ltd. D S L Hydrowatt Ltd. Dabripada Energy Ltd. Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd. Damodar Valley Corpn. Dheeru Powergen Pvt. Ltd. Dholpur Gas Power Ltd. Divyansh Powergen Pvt. Ltd. Durgapur Projects Ltd. East West Power Generation Co. Ltd. Emco Energy Ltd. Emco Power Ltd. Empee Power Co. (India) Ltd. Enercon (India) Ltd. Enercon Wind Farms (Karnataka) Pvt. Ltd. Enercon Windfarms (India) Ltd. Energy Development Co. Ltd. Essar Electric Power Devp. Corpn. Ltd. Essar Power (Orissa) Ltd. Essar Power Ltd. Essar Power M P Ltd. Eswind Green Power Ltd. Facor Power Ltd. Finolex Energy Corpn. Ltd. G I Power Corpn. Ltd. G M R Energy Ltd. G M R Mining & Energy Pvt. Ltd. G M R Power Corpn. Pvt. Ltd. G S P C Pipavav Power Co. Ltd. G V K Gautami Power Ltd. G V K Industries Ltd. G V K Power & Infrastructure Ltd. G V K Power (Goindwal Sahib) Ltd. Gati Infrastructure Ltd. Ghogarpalli Integrated Power Co. Ltd. Giral Lignite Power Ltd. Global Energy Ltd. Goriganga Hydro Power Pvt. Ltd. Greenview Power Projects Ltd. Gujarat Energy Transmission Corpn. Ltd. Gujarat Industries Power Co. Ltd. Gujarat N R E Power Ltd. Gujarat Paguthan Energy Corpn. Pvt. Ltd. Gujarat State Electricity Corpn. Ltd. Gujarat State Energy Generation Ltd. Gujarat Windfarms Ltd. H P L Cogeneration Ltd. Haryana Power Generation Corpn. Ltd. Hateshwari Om Power Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. Hemavathy Power & Light Pvt. Ltd. Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Himachal Sorang Power Pvt. Ltd. Hindustan Powergen Ltd. Hirakud Power Co. Ltd. I L & F S Wind Farms Ltd. Icomm Energy Ltd. Ind-Barath Energies Ltd. India Wind Power Ltd. Indiabulls Hydro Electric Power Ltd. Indiabulls Power Generation Ltd. Indiabulls Power Ltd. Indiabulls Power Services Ltd. Indo Lahari Bio Power Ltd. Indowind Energy Ltd. Indraprastha Power Generation Co. Ltd. Industrial Energy Ltd. Industrial Power Infrastructure Ltd. Industrial Power Utility Ltd. Ispat Energy Ltd. J R Power Gen Pvt. Ltd. J S W Energy (Ratnagiri) Ltd. J S W Energy (Vijayanagar) Ltd. J S W Energy Ltd. Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd. Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd. Jalashaayi Alamparathodu Hydro Power Ltd. Jambhora Energy Projects Ltd. Jamshedpur Power Co. Ltd. Jaypee Karcham Hydro Corpn. Ltd. Jaypee Powergrid Ltd. Jhabua Power Investments Pvt. Ltd. Jhabua Power Ltd. Jharkhand Integrated Power Ltd. Jindal India Power Ventures Ltd. Jindal India Thermal Power Ltd. Jindal Power Ltd. Joiner Hydro Power Projects Ltd. K P C Bidadi Power Corpn. Pvt. Ltd. K S K Dibbin Hydro Power Pvt. Ltd. K S K Narmada Power Co. Pvt. Ltd. K S K Vidarbha Power Co. Pvt. Ltd. Kamarhatty Power Ltd. Kameng Dam Hydro Power Pvt. Ltd. Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Ltd. Karma Energy Ltd. Karnataka Power Corpn. Ltd. Kasargod Power Corpn. Ltd. Kaveri Gas Power Ltd. Kaya Hydropower Projects Ltd. Kerala State Electricity Board Khandesh Energy Projects Ltd. Kinnera Power Co. Ltd. Kirloskar Power Supply Co. Ltd. Konark Met Coke Ltd. Konaseema Gas Power Ltd. Korba West Power Co. Ltd. Kurnool Power Projects Ltd. L & T Power Invsts. Pvt. Ltd. L & T Uttaranchal Hydropower Ltd. L V S Power Ltd. Lanco Green Power Pvt. Ltd. Lenus Power Ltd. M S M Energies Ltd. M S M Energy Ltd. Maa Usha Urja Ltd. Madkini Hydro Power Pvt. Ltd. Maharashtra State Electricity Board Maharashtra State Power Generation Co. Ltd. Maithon Power Ltd. Malana Power Co. Ltd. Malanpur Captive Power Ltd. Megha Technical & Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Meghalaya Power Ltd. Meghalaya State Electricity Board Meghmani Energy Ltd. Monnet Power Co. Ltd. Monnet Power Ltd. Mundra Power Sez Ltd. Murdeshwar Power Corpn. Ltd. My Home Power Ltd. N C C Power Corpn. Ltd. N C C Power Projects Ltd. N C L Energy Ltd. N H D C Ltd. N H P C Ltd. N L C Tamil Nadu Power Ltd. N S L Sugars Ltd. N T P C Hydro Ltd. N T P C Ltd. N T P C-S A I L Power Co. Pvt. Ltd. Nava Bharat Energy India Ltd. Nava Bharat Ventures Ltd. Neyveli Lignite Corpn. Ltd. Niskalp Energy Ltd. Non-Con Energies (India) Ltd. North Eastern Electric Power Corpn. Ltd. Northern Power Distribution Co. Of Andhra Pradesh Ltd. Nuclear Power Corpn. Of India Ltd. Om Shakthi Renergies Pvt. Ltd. Omaxe Powers Pvt. Ltd. Orient Green Power Co. Ltd. Orissa Hydro Power Corpn. Ltd. Orissa Integerated Power Ltd. Orissa Power Generation Corpn. Ltd. Patan Wind Energy Ltd. Patel Energy Ltd. Penna Electricity Ltd. Pentafour Solec Technology Ltd. Pioneer Wincon Pvt. Ltd. Pipavav Power Devp. Co. Ltd. Pragati Power Corpn. Ltd. Pravara Renewable Energy Ltd. Punjab Biomass Power Ltd. Punjab Genco Ltd. Punjab State Electricity Board R B C Motors India Ltd. R D F Power Projects Ltd. Raj West Power Pvt. Ltd. Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd. Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corpn. Ltd. Ratnagiri Gas & Power Pvt. Ltd. Reliance Energy Trdg. Ltd. Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. Reliance Power Ltd. Reliance Utilities & Power Pvt. Ltd. Renewable Energy Systems Ltd. Renusagar Power Co. Ltd. Res Photovoltaics Ltd. Roshni Powertech Ltd. S I L Business Enterprises Ltd. S J V N Ltd. S L S Power Inds. Ltd. S M C Power Generation Ltd. S T I India Vidyut Ltd. Sagar Power Ltd. Sai Regency Power Corpn. Pvt. Ltd. Sakhigopal Integrated Power Co. Ltd. Saptashva Solar Ltd. Satya Maharshi Power Corpn. Ltd. Selco International Ltd. Selene Power Co. Ltd. Sentia Thermal Power & Infrastructure Ltd. Serida Power Ltd. Shapoorji Pallonji Infrastructure Capital Co. Ltd. Shivani Power Spinners Ltd. Shree Maheshwar Hydel Power Corpn. Ltd. Shriram Non Conventional Energy Ltd. Sikkim Hydro Power Ventures Ltd. Simhapuri Energy Pvt. Ltd. South Asian Agro Inds. Ltd. Southern Energy Devp. Corpn. Ltd. Spectrum Power Generation Ltd. Spic Electric Power Corpn. Pvt. Ltd. Sree Adi Sakthi Mukkuttathode Hydro Power Ltd. Sree Kailas Palchuram Hydro Power Ltd. Sree Rayalaseema Power Corpn. Ltd. Sri Panchajanya Power Pvt. Ltd. Sriba Industries Ltd. Srivathsa Power Projects Ltd. Subhash Kabini Power Corpn. Ltd. Sun Source (India) Ltd. Sundram Non-Conventional Energy Systems Ltd. Supreme Renewable Energy Ltd. Surana Green Power Ltd. Suryachakra Global Enviro Power Ltd. Suryachakra Power Corpn. Ltd. Synergy Shakthi Renewable Energy Ltd. T C P Ltd. Tamil Nadu Electricity Board Tamil Nadu Inds. Captive Power Co. Ltd. Tata Hydro-Electric Power Supply Co. Ltd. Tata Power Co. Ltd. Teesta Urja Ltd. Tehri Hydro Devp. Corpn. Ltd. Terra Energy Ltd. Tidong Hydro Power Ltd. Torrent Energy Ltd. Torrent Pipavav Generation Ltd. Torrent Power A E C Ltd. Torrent Power Ltd. Torrent Power S E C Ltd. Triton Energy Ltd. Tulsyan Power Ltd. U H L Power Co. Ltd. U P Hydro Projects Ltd. Upper Bari Power Generation Ltd. Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd. Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd. V S Lignite Power Pvt. Ltd. Vadinar Power Co. Ltd. Vamshi Industrial Power Ltd. Vamshi Industries Ltd. Veer Energy & Infrastructure Ltd. Vemagiri Power Generation Ltd. Vennar Ceramics Ltd. Vidarbha Power Ltd. Videocon Power Ltd. Wardha Power Co. Ltd. Warora Power Co. Ltd. Websol Energy Systems Ltd. West Bengal Power Devp. Corpn. Ltd. West Bengal State Electricity Board Western Alliance Power Ltd. Youngthang Power Ventures Ltd.