Delhi

Peak power demand likely to cross 7,400 MW

Breaking previous records, peak power demand is expected to cross 7,400 MW this summer, electricity discom BSES said in a statement on Thursday.

To meet the demand, the distributor said that apart from arranging for adequate power, it had also ramped up the network capacity and made other arrangements.

In the year 2018-19, with a capital expenditure of ₹800 crore, the BSES ramped up its network capacity by 750 MVA (MEGA VOLT AMP) it said. It also installed about 250 new transformers, while about 350 were augmented, the discom spokesperson said. Apart from this, about 650-km of cable was also laid.

The discom also carries out ‘predictive checks’ to identify hotspots or to pre-determine potential faults and to take remedial measures. Other steps include “strengthening call centres, load balancing at sub stations, deployment of additional manpower, dedicated teams for monitoring of complaints, deployment of mobile transformers, deployment of quick reaction teams and establishment of war room to review complaints and their quick resolution”.

Peak power demand in South and West Delhi, which had reached 3,081 MW during the summers of 2018, is expected to touch around 3,200 MW this year. In East and Central Delhi, the peak power demand which had reached 1,561 MW last year is expected to touch around 1,640 MW.

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