Peak power demand in Delhi crossed 7,000 MW for the first time on Tuesday.
Data on the website of the State Load Dispatch Centre showed that the maximum load reached 7,016 MW at 3.26 p.m. on Tuesday.
Peak power is the maximum amount of electricity that is used in a given day.
Tuesday’s record breaks the previous record of 6,998 MW, which was set on Monday.
Peak power demand in 2018 has crossed last year’s peak of 6,526 MW 11 times this year, discom BSES said in a statement.
“The power demand in BRPL areas of south and west Delhi on Tuesday clocked 3,081 MW. BYPL area of central and east Delhi clocked 1,561 MW.”
The record-breaking power demand was expected.
In March, Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain had said: “We have enough backhand arrangements to meet the power demand that is expected to soar up to a historic 7,000 MW level”.
In the last 10 years, the record for peak power demand was set in July six times, three times in June and once in August.
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