Delhi

Peak power demand at 6,904 MW

Peak power demand in Delhi touched 6,904 MW for the first time this season on Wednesday, according to electricity discom BSES. It was 6,792 MW at 11.52 pm on Tuesday.

With people preferring to stay indoors due to rising temperature, the discom expects peak power demand to touch 7,400 MW this year.

During last year’s summer, the peak power demand had breached the 7,000 MW mark and touched 7,016 MW. This year, Delhi’s peak power load in June has been higher than June 2018 on at least eight occasions, according to BSES analysis.

“The BSES discoms BRPL and BYPL successfully met the peak power demand of 2,951 MW and 1,580 MW in their respective areas,” a spokesperson of the discom said.

Use of air conditioners in summers makes up 50% of the national capital’s power consumption and electricity bills, the spokesperson added.

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