Tata Power-DDL Expects Peak Demand to Touch 2,150 MW in Summer Season

Power distribution company Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (Tata Power-DDL) said that it has estimated a peak electricity demand of about 2150 MW this summer season and made an arrangement of up to 2400 MW.

May 03, 2021. By Manu Tayal

Power distribution company Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (Tata Power-DDL) said that it has estimated a peak electricity demand of about 2150 MW this summer season and made an arrangement of up to 2400 MW.

The Delhi Discom supplies electricity to a populace of over 7 million in North Delhi.

As per the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD’s) summer forecast 2021 the regions along the Indo Gangetic Plains including Delhi are likely to experience maximum temperatures that will be above normal during May and June.

The IMD forecasted that the maximum temperatures can go up to 0.71 degree Celsius over the normal Long Period Average (LPA).

The company has been fully prepared to meet any increase in electricity demand by the essential service providers amidst the raging pandemic like Hospitals, Vaccination Centres, Quarantine Centres, Pharmacies, Labs, Water Treatment Plant, Street Lights etc. 

It also believed that the work from home guidelines during the ongoing pandemic will further increase the domestic AC load leading to a spurt in demand.

The company’s power arrangements during the summer-months include long-term agreements from power-plants like Maithon Power, NTPC Stations, and Delhi based gas fuelled generating stations.

Additionally, it will also be receiving around 20 MW from Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), 180 MW from Sun Edison and around 50 MW from Wind Energy.

The company had also exported power up to 200 MW to the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu during winter of 2020 under banking arrangements and the same power will now be returned by these states to the company in the summer months of 2021.

Any further requirements will be met through Power Exchange, the company added.

Besides, ir’s Battery Energy Storage Systems at Rohini and Rani Bagh will also support in providing continuous and reliable power to key consumers during any exigency in the summer months.

“We are expecting the peak power demand to reach 2150 MW in our area this summer season due to the predicted heat wave and the ongoing pandemic situation. We all fully prepared to provide uninterrupted power supply to several critical and essential service providers to power the collective fight against Corona. To meet the spurt in demand and to ensure uninterrupted power supply, we done long-term tie-ups amounting to around 2100 MW and have made other arrangements of up to 300 MW including renewable power tie-ups, through power import banking/ bilateral imports with other states,” said Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Tata Power-DDL.

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