Saturday’s maximum was 36.4°C, three degrees below normal

With intermittent rains bringing down the temperature in the Capital over the past few days, the power demand on Saturday was substantially lower when compared to the corresponding period last year.

The maximum temperature was 36.4 degree Celsius on Saturday, three degrees below normal, while the peak demand for power during the day was 4,344 MW. It was substantially lower than the usual peak demand of 4,581MW to 5,216MW during the weekdays during the same period last year, Power Department officials said.

However, certain pockets in West and South West Delhi witnessed power outages as the Power Department initiated the process of permanent restoration of the 220KV Bamnauli – Pappankalan line that was damaged along with several other transmission lines during the thunderstorm in the Capital on May 30.

“The restoration work is on from 11 a.m. on Saturday and would continue till 10 p.m. on Sunday. Therefore, the emergency restoration system will be shut down. The load on this line will be shifted to other lines. However, there may be marginal load shedding for short duration in Dwarka and adjoining areas such as Mayapuri, Hari Nagar, Janakpuri, Uttam Nagar, Vikas Puri, Palam and Hatsal,” an official said.

The officials said in order to ensure that the work to fix the transmission network, which was badly affected during the storm, is completed on time, the Delhi Government has cancelled the weekend holidays of the Delhi Transco Limited employees.

Work on restoring the functioning of all the power transmission lines – which are currently functioning on emergency response system – is going on at full steam.

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