Delhi’s Peak Power Demand Hits Record High For May

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Delhi's Peak Power Demand Hits Record High For May

The demand elevated by 2.8 per cent within the final 24 hours and seven.8 per cent since Might 1.

New Delhi:

The height energy demand in Delhi rose to six,780 MW, highest ever within the month of Might, amid elevated use of cooling home equipment, officers stated.

The demand elevated by 2.8 per cent within the final 24 hours and seven.8 per cent since Might 1. A day earlier than on Tuesday, the height demand of the town had clocked the season’s highest of 6,596 MW, in response to the officers of energy distribution firms.

The earlier excessive for the month was 6,461 MW on Might 31, 2019. That is the eighth time in 10 days of Might that the nationwide capital’s peak energy demand has crossed the 6,000 MW-mark, the discom officers stated.

Delhi’s peak energy demand in Might didn’t cross the 6,000 MW mark in 2021 and 2020. In 2019, it had crossed the 6,000 MW mark solely on three events – Might 29 (6,020 MW), Might 30 (6,240 MW) and Might 31 (6,461 MW).

The officers stated elevated use of airconditioners, coolers and followers are the primary motive behind Delhi’s energy load. In keeping with estimates, virtually round 50 per cent of Delhi’s energy demand in summers is due to the cooling load.

With an early onset of summer time in April, the height energy demand had been increased on 100 per cent of the corresponding days vis a-vis that of April 2021, 2020 and 2019.

Town’s peak energy demand had breached the 7,000 MW-mark for the primary time — peaking at 7,016 MW — in 2018. The discoms have estimated that the height energy demand might go as excessive as 8,200 MW this summer time. 

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