Delhi’s peak power demand reached 5,925 MW on Thursday afternoon due to rising heat.
Due to weather and lock-down, Delhi’s electricity demand was reduced. But it has been steadily increasing for the last few days.
BSES Delhi Discom, BSES Rajdhani Power (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) said that they meet peak power demand of 2720 MW and 1341. Last year, Delhi’s electricity demand registered an increase of 7409 MW. In the BRPL area it was 3211 mw and in BYPL1686 mw.
Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) said it met 1713 MW peak power demand on Thursday afternoon, the highest for this season, without any network interruption and power outage.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi is witnessing scorching heat with a temperature of 44-46 degrees. The department has already declared a red alert in the city.
BSES statement said that after the end of Lockdown 3 on May 17 and relaxation of restrictions, Delhi’s extreme strength increased. Since the relaxation of restrictions on May 18, 2020, Delhi’s electricity demand has increased by over 44%.
If we compare April 2020 peak power demand to June 2020, Delhi’s peak power demand has already exceeded 78%. The peak power demand was 3362 MW in April and 5805 MW in June (15 June).
Since June 1, 2020, Delhi’s electricity demand has increased by more than 57%. BSES stated that on June 1, 2020 it was 3807 MW.
All three Delhi discoms have said that they have made adequate arrangements to supply electricity during the summer months.