Delhi power demand reaches all-time high

The city’s peak power has crossed the 8,000MW mark on eight occasions since May 22. The discoms said that they successfully met the power demands in their respective areas.
Delhi's peak power demand crosses a record 8,000 MW, on eight occasions since May 22.
Delhi's peak power demand crosses a record 8,000 MW, on eight occasions since May 22.

NEW DELHI: Breaching all its previous records, Delhi’s peak power demand touched an all-time high of 8,647 MW on Tuesday, as the people continued to grapple with crippling heatwave, according to the State Load Despatch Center (SLDC) data.

The city’s peak power has crossed the 8,000MW-mark on eight occasions since May 22. The discoms said that they successfully met the power demands in their respective areas.

Before 2024, the previous high of 7,695 MW was recorded on June 29, 2022, which slipped marginally to 7,438 MW last year.

Tuesday was the 30th straight day when the demand crossed 7,000 MW. Barring last year, when the demand peaked in August, it usually peaks at the end of June and early July. The sharp rise in demand can be attributed to extremely hot weather conditions that led residents to use more air conditioners and coolers, leading to increased electricity consumption.

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