Govt green lights ‘Delhi Solar Policy 2022’, targets 6,000 MW total solar capacity by 2025 – a three-time increase
In April this year, the peak power demand was around 215GW. India currently has close to 210 GW of thermal power capacity.
Cut to the quick, Telangana has decided to move the court and write to the Centre that it is AP which has to pay Rs 12,940 crore.
On average, it has grown 100 basis points slower than gross domestic product (GDP), reads the report.
In a bid to meet the coal demand, the coal ministry on Thursday said at least 12 more new mines will start production during the year.
Power consumption and demand rose mainly because of severe heat and a spurt in economic activities, pushing commercial and industrial requirements for electricity in the country.
The surge was caused by the use of cooling devices; consumption reached 7,601 MW on Tuesday – the highest ever clocked in the city.
Much to the relief of the State, the second unit of the NTPC’s Darlipali super critical power station in Sundargarh district has come back to the grid on Thursday.
As per power records, the peak power demand breached the 7,000 MW mark with 7,070 MW on May 19. Since then it has crossed the 7,000 MW mark six times this June.
The peak power demand in dicoms BRPL and BYPL was also the highest ever in May, which was successfully met, said a BSES spokesperson.
To cater to this, the State-owned power utility has intensified all appropriate steps to speed up the commissioning of all ongoing power projects.
At 6,780 MW, the electricy demand on Thursday was not only the season’s highest but also the highest ever for May
The demand increased by 2.8 per cent in the last 24 hours and 7.8 per cent since May 1.
Minister for Energy Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy took stock of the situation with senior officials via teleconference and maintained that the crisis is temporary.
Meanwhile, Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday that there is a severe coal crisis across the country and many power plants have just one day's coal stocks left.
Delhi has had a total of seven heat wave days this April, of which five were in a row, the highest since 2010.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said on Thursday that there would not be any respite from heat in the coming months.
The maximum peak demand for power was higher than the maximum peak demand recorded in the 23 districts of undivided AP.