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Delhi's Peak Power Demand Rises to 6,572 MW

According to officials, the peak power demand of Delhi has exceeded 6,000 MW for the eighth time in the first ten days of May.

May 12, 2022. By News Bureau

On Wednesday dated 11th May 2022, the peak power consumption in Delhi reached 6,572 MW. This is the highest ever for May.

In 2021 and 2022, Delhi's peak power demand did not exceed 6,000 MW in May. It had only crossed the 6,000 MW threshold three times in 2019: 6,020 MW on May 29, 6,240 MW on May 30, and 6,461 MW on May 31.

According to real-time data from the State Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC), Delhi's peak electricity demand reached 6,572 MW at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Due to rainy weather conditions, the city's maximum temperature has dropped in recent days. With the rise in maximum temperature, Delhi's power demand has resumed.

Peak demand in May was the greatest it has ever been, at 6,572 MW. On May 31, 2019, the previous record was 6,461 MW. According to officials, the capital's peak power demand has exceeded 6,000 MW for the eighth time in the first ten days of May.

The main cause of Delhi's electricity load is increased cooling load, which includes increased use of air conditioning, fans, and other such equipment.

According to estimates, air conditioners, coolers, and fans account for about half of Delhi's power usage during the summer months.

Peak power consumption in April 2022 was greater on 100 percent of the relevant days compared to April 2021, 2020, and 2019, according to discom officials.

For the first time, Delhi's peak power demand exceeded 7,000 megawatts, reaching 7,016 megawatts in 2018. The discoms expect peak demand to stay around 8,200 MW this summer, according to officials.

Delhi's maximum temperature reached 41.4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and is expected to rise as moisture-carrying easterlies give way to hot and dry westerlies.
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